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Signs of the Time

Norman McNulty
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Norman McNulty

Neurologist at Crockett Hospital, Lawrenceburg, TN

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  • September 9, 2017
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Well good morning everyone and happy Sabbath. And it's good to be back here in Hohenwald. And the message for today isn't titled signs of its time it's a continuation of some thoughts I was sharing the last time that I spoke and we're going to. Go more into what's happening in the world today so before we start off for a word of prayer Our Father in heaven we thank you for the Sabbath day that we can worship you and I just pray that you would speak through me and may the message be clear may it bring hope but it may also bring conviction as well so be with us now I pray in Jesus' name and. You know this is an awesome time to be alive. And a Seventh Day Adventists we can't ignore the realities of the things that are happening in the world around us what is happening in the world around us fits very clearly with what Scripture has told us would take place before Jesus comes back and I'm going to start with the statement testimonies Volume nine page eleven which says we are living in the time of the end the fast fulfilling signs of the times the clear the coming of Christ is near and the days in which we live are solemn and important the Spirit of God is gradually but surely being withdrawn from the earth plagues and judgments are already falling upon the despisers of the grace of God the calamities by land and sea the unsettles theyd of society the alarms of war are portentious they forecast approaching of and so the greatest magnitude the agencies of evil are combining their forces in consolidating they are strong. Thing for the last great crisis great changes are soon to take place in our world and the final movements will be rapidly. You know friends one of these a days and maybe a lot sooner than we realize things are going to kick into high gear in the final movements are going to go very quickly. And it's interesting even the world around us is starting to pay it on Sion shoe what is happening in the Associated Press an article was written just a day or two ago and titled A nutty run of nature and they quote this meteorology director at the private service Weather Underground named Jeff Masters who says Nature has gone crazy Welcome to the future extreme weather like this is going to be occurring simultaneously more often and he says because of global warming and then it goes through some of the things that have happened the hurricanes and earthquakes and the fires and I mention these a little bit and then they quote a meteorologist from Colorado State University who says it just feels like you know it's the apocalyptic and times that many say but a lot of this stuff is getting attention because of social media are you kidding me. So because of social media the one of the worst flooding disaster is ever in the United States with hurricane Harvey and then one of the strongest hurricanes that has ever born down in the United States and hurricane Irma that this is simply just social media great bringing greater awareness to what is happening in the world obviously we understand that there is more to it I'm just going to go through a few of the disasters that have hit and then we're going to go through scripture and see what Jesus is about these signs that are happening now when I spoke to you last time I was all. Excited about the natural a solar eclipse that was going to comets come and gone it was an exciting thing and for those of us who were able to see it it was an amazing an experience and we got to see a reminder of how perfectly ordered God's creation as we talked about the signs in the Heaven of the dark day of May one thousand seven hundred eighty and some of the other signs but now we're going to be talking a bit about signs in the earth and since I spoke here last time. Hurricane Harvey roared ashore just to the southwest of Houston Texas but then because of some oddities of weather and different competing weather systems the system of Harvey hung over the Houston area for a number of days which is very unusual and it dumped an estimated twenty seven trillion gallons of water on Texas and Louisiana and it looks to be one of the most damaging natural disasters in U.S. history flooding continues to affect large areas of Houston and other areas of Texas tens of thousands of been forced to evacuate their homes estimates of her costs vary with some predicting that the storm will be the most expensive in U.S. history over one hundred ninety billion dollars surpassing Hurricane Katrina. And Hurricane Katrina was cemented to have cost around one hundred sixty billion dollars In addition there has been what we would call some saber rattling with North Korea the president of the United States made a statement on Tuesday Aug eighth saying North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen he has been very threatening beyond a normal state they will be met with fire fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before. Well those are strong words coming from the president of the United States just so you have some kind of an idea of the threat that North Korea poses they potentially have what are called intercontinental ballistic missiles where they can place nuclear warheads on those missiles and despite the fact that North Korea is on the other side of the Pacific Ocean it would only take thirty seven minutes for a missile to hit Hawaii thirty eight minutes to hit Los Angeles thirty nine and a half minutes to hit Chicago forty one minutes to hit Washington D.C. and forty minutes to hit New York City because they can fire a shot rate up into the stratosphere then have it come down at an angle and at such a rapid speed there is very little time to prepare a such a missile or to be fired now obviously we're not hoping that things of that nature would be happening but that they these things would happen but it reminds us of Jesus saying that there would be wars and rumors of war. In addition to those there have been severe fires out west there have been unstoppable fires in Montana California Oregon and other places and just before midnight Thursday night an eight point two magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico which is the strongest in a century in Mexico and it killed over sixty people as I speak right now Hurricane Irma is struggling the coast of northern Cuba and is about to make a northern churn toward South Florida and forecasts call for it to come roaring through the Keys and then to the western side of the southern peninsula as a Category four hurricane with the potential to keep going and struggling up the western side of the peninsula as a strong hurricane and this is one of the worst hurricanes that Florida has ever faced. The potential. Of destruction as such though all adding US should be wide awake now to the time that we are living in you know Jesus had some strong words to say. In Matthew chapter twenty four and I'm going to start in versus thirty two and thirty three. Matthew Chapter twenty four verses thirty three to you and thirty three now Jesus says this after he is given all of these signs and we're going to go back and look at the signs but Jesus is now learn a parable of the Figtree when his branches yet tender and put a forth leaves you know that summer is not your near so likewise the when you shall see all these things know that it is near even the doors Jesus saying look you know when you look at a tree. When the waves start to change. In our part of the country when the flowering blossoms come out on the tree we know that spring has arrived and that summer is near Jesus saying there are certain signs that I am telling you that you should be able to discern that when you see these things my coming is near just like when a six treed in the spring time starts to flower you know that summer is near so when you see the signs that I have told you you know that my coming as. Friends we are seventh am this. Sometimes we are accused of being alarmist but I would suggest to you if our message is a model an alarmist masses then Jesus himself as an alarmist because Jesus is the one who gave these signs and they are in Scripture for us to study and for us to understand and when we see these things happening. For us to ignore the words of Jesus would be for us to neglect the message that God has given us Jesus goes on to say in verse forty four therefore be also ready for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man cometh I want to go back to the beginning signs starting in verse three. In the first couple of verses the disciples have been commenting on how amazing the temple was and then Jesus says nots the one stone will be left upon another the disciples then think this must mean the end of the world when Jesus speaks of the destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem and so they ask him in verse three tell us when shall these things be and what shall be the sign of your coming and of the end of the world and so Jesus masterfully mixes the signs of the destruction of Jerusalem with the signs of the coming of the end of the world because they would be so similar and so in verse for jesus us to take heed that no man deceive you for many shall come in my name saying I am Christ and shall deceive many for six and you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars see that you being not trouble for all these things must come to pass but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom and there shall be famines and pestilences and earthquakes and divers places all these are the Beginning of Sorrows now is seven they are in as we understand that the beginning of the judgment heaven began and eight hundred forty four so when we put on our prophetic lands and we look at what is happening in the world since eight hundred forty four we look at the wars on the rumors of wars that have taken place since that time and certainly World War One and World War two would be major signs of the coming of Jesus those were not just any other war that have ever happened they were called World Wars for a reason. They involve basically the whole world. There have been other wars since then such as the Korean War in the Vietnam War there have been the Gulf wars we hear the rumors of war potentially with North Korea and friends we don't want to see what a nuclear war would look like with North Korea that is not something that any of us would hope to see but Jesus says see that you be in trouble for all these things must come to pass but the end is not yet and he talks about a nation rising against nation kingdom against kingdom certainly if you step back and look at what Jesus is speaking up from the time of Jerusalem till the end of the world we think of nations rising and falling in the prophecies of Daniel two seven eight and eleven and we see even how in our day the United States has become the greatest superpower in Kingdom on this earth but again all these are the beginning of sorrows after these wars and rumors of wars that talks about famines and pestilences and earthquakes in diverse places now a scripture that I read last month when I was when we went through the signs in the heavens Luke twenty one. Starting in verse twenty five which is there should be signs in the sun and in the moon and in the stars we talked about those signs seven hundred eighty. Eight hundred thirty three and upon the earth the stress of nations with perplexity the sea in the waves roaring men's hearts failing them for fear and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth for the powers of the heavens shall be so shaken so not only are there signs in the heaven there are also signs in the earth the sea and the waves roaring makes you think more of the hurricanes and things of that nature now do you have to mention I've seen this thing going around on Facebook in this is where we want to be careful about not being speculative in our interpretation of scripture Luke. A wanderer says twenty five and twenty six has the things that are mentioned there will people say is an adventurous thing that on August twenty one was the eclipse and August twenty five and twenty six hurricane Harvey hit us twenty one twenty five and twenty six friends that's not how we interpret the Bible that's what Ellen White would call fanciful interpretation of scripture but it doesn't take away from the fact that there are signs that are happening right now that tell us that Jesus is coming soon. And so one we keep going through these signs here in Matthew chapter twenty four. So then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted and shall kill you and you shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake and then shal Many be offended and betray one another and shall hate one another so after these initial signs of the coming of Jesus happen the next thing to take place will be the persecution of God's people then there will be false prophets because iniquity shall abound the love of money shall wax cold but he that shall endure to the end the same shall be saved and that reminds me of the famous passage and he received twelve of Jesus' enduring the cross the spies and the shame and how we are to run within Durance the race that is before us friends if we are going to get to the end the only way is to keep our eyes on Jesus who endure the cross if we are focused totally on the time of trouble that is coming we may lose our focus we may be like the man of scripture says in Luke twenty one men's hearts failing them for fear listen if you're more afraid of the time of trouble than you are of meeting Jesus you're not going to make it. You've got to know Jesus. In During to the. The end the way Jesus endured the cross laying aside in every way in the sun which does so easily be set us and let us run with patience or endure and the race that assert before us looking unto Jesus if we keep our eyes on Jesus he will keep us through the storm and I'm I hasten to add there are some who say I'm not worried about what is coming I just need to know who is coming but friends you may be deceived if you don't know what's coming so you have to know both you need to know Jesus and who we is but he has also given a signs for a reason about the nature of his coming so that we won't be deceived because the doubles going to do a good job of mimicking the coming of Jesus and of deceiving many. Now. When all of these things begin to take place Jesus sirs that this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations and then shall the end come now Jesus much as the destruction of Jerusalem with the end of the world in the apostles in the first century fulfilled this commission of taking the gospel to the known world they accomplish the goal on the apostle Paul was a huge factor in the in the fulfillment of that commission but this also refers to the Gospel commission that God has given to his people at the end of the world where the Gospel will be taken to the world for a witness in that witness of the gospel will be fulfilled alternately in Revelation eighteen one or an angel comes down from heaven having great power and the earth is lightened with His glory where the gospel of God's love and of his character is seen throughout the world as it is proclaimed and seen in the lives of those who have been faithful to Jesus. At the time of the end of the world. Even when there are wars and rumors of wars and being delivered up and being afflicted and being hated and persecuted and even when an equity abounds there will be faithful people on this earth God's in time people who will take the Gospel to the world as a witness. And in combination with that verse fifteen speaks of the coming abomination of desolation and Jesus's whoso read of let him understand Ellen White says in testimonies for the church volume plied of pages four sixty four and four sixty five The time is not far distant when like the early disciples we shall be forced to seek refuge in salute and solitary places as the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman armies was the signal for a flight to the Judean Christians so the assumption of power on the part of our nation in the decree and forcing the people Sabbath will be a warning to us that will then be time to leave the large cities preparatory to leaving the smaller ones for retired homes and secluded places among the mountains. You may be wondering what are the conditions that will lead to the abomination of desolation this a bomb a nation of Uniting Church and State of uniting that which is supposed to be sacred with which is common or profane what will lead that abomination to come together to lead to the does a lation of the persecution of God's people well if we study prophecy and understand the workings of Satan we will understand that it is going to be through disasters and through unrest that the people of this nation will call for such things to take place on a review of a few statements and listen carefully great controversy five eighty nine five and. Satan works through the elements also to garner his harvest of unprepared souls you know when we see these natural disasters and when we see people who are. Basically wiped away and lose their lives this should not be a time for us to be like well there goes the more of what to people this is a sad time because Satan is trying to get Garner as many unprepared souls of the can for his harvest he has studied the secrets of the laboratories of nature and he uses all his power to control the elements as far as God allows. And then she goes on to talk about job and some of those things and she goes on to say he will lead men Satan will lead men to believe that it is God who is afflicting them Satan will bring disease and disaster until populous cities are reduced to ruin and salacious even now he is a work in accidents and calamities by and C.M. by landing great conference got conflagrations in fierce tornadoes and terrific Hill storms in Tempest floods psych loans that's hurricanes tidal waves and earthquakes in every place and a thousand forms Satan is exercising his power he sweeps away the ripening harvest and famine and destroy us follow him pear imparts to the air a deadly taint and thousands perish by the posts once these visitations and of this are to become more and more frequent and disastrous friends it's not a social media phenomenon as the meteorologist from Colorado State would like you to believe this is something that is going to happen more and more frequently as we come closer to the coming of Jesus now this is a fascinating statement testimonies on a six page force of the restraining Spirit of God is even now being withdrawn from the World Hurricanes and we've seen Harvey Erma Joses out there are still. Forms tempests fire there's the fires in Montana Idaho Washington California and flood Houston Texas disasters by sea and land follow each other in quick succession I notice the sentence Ellen White says science seeks to explain all the. Now listen I'm not here to speak for or against the idea of global warming but all of the scientists are saying that these disasters are a result of global warming. And the servant of the lords of science seeks to explain these disasters Oh it's global warming. Continuing she says the signs thickening around us telling of the near approach of the Son of God are attributed to any other than the true cause you know with the true causes. But the Spirit of God has been withdrawn from the earth. Men cannot deserve the Sentinel angels restraining the four winds that they shall not blow until the servants of God are sealed but when God shall bird his angels loose the ones there will be such a scene of strife as Nope I can picture now there is one other statement where Ellen White makes a very fascinating statement about the ceiling of God's people on the ones being released this is manuscript release volume nineteen page two seventy nine and eighty. And she starts off by saying John the Revelator represents the forces of the earth as for weapons which are held in check by angels delegated to do this work and then you can read about the four ones in Revelation seven versus one through three which as I saw for angel standing on the four corners of the earth holding the four winds of the earth that the wind should not blow on the earth nor on the scene or on any tree and I. Saw another angel ascending from the east of in the seal of the Living God and he cried with a loud voice of the four angels to him it was given to hurt the earth and the sea saying hurt not the earth neither the sea nor the trees so we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads so the angels are holding back the ones until God's people are ready to be sealed Now she goes on to say in paragraph two of page two seventy nine from this vision we can learn why so many are preserved from calamity. If these whens were allowed to blow upon the earth they would create havoc and salacious but the world's intricate machinery is running under the Lord's supervision Well listen to this hurricane's threatening to break forth are held under control by the regulation of the one who is the protector of the trembling ones the fear God and keep His commandments the Lord holds back the tempestuous ones he will not suffer them to go forth on their death mission of vengeance until his servants are sealed in their foreheads now you should be listening very carefully and put your in town up when we see hurricanes starting to come forth Ellen why is saying that they only are being allowed to go forth when God's servants are ready to be sealed. Now I'm not here to say that this means that we have reached that time but what I am saying is is that these are the types of things that are going to be happening as the world comes through and and we may be much closer to the coming of Jesus than we realize as we see these disasters. There is going to be a reaction among of those who say these disasters are happening because God is poor and has. Judgments out upon this country we better get back to God. YOU'RE A CONOVER see five ninety one five ninety two the great deceiver will persuade men that those who serve God are causing these evils they will lament the great wickedness in the world and second the testimony of religious leaders that the great the deep that the degraded state of morals is caused by the desecration of Sunday while Satan seeks to destroy those who are God's law he will cause them to be accuse those lawbreakers as men who are dishonoring God and bringing judgments upon the world those who are of the Bible Sabbath will be denounced as enemies of law and order as breaking down the moral restraints of society causing anarchy and corruption and calling down the judgments of God upon the earth that we have not yet reached the point where Sabbath keepers are being accused of bringing the judgments of God upon this earth but friends we're getting closer let me read you something from a petition. Found from IN GOD WE TRUST T.V. These are religious evangelical leaders here in the United States and this is a petition that they have just put out this week and here is the petition they are asking Christians to sign. I the undersigned as a loyal Christian citizen join in this petition drive to humbly request that you in this is address the president Donald Trump that you prayerfully proclaim September eleventh twenty seventeen as a national day of prayer fasting and repentance for the protection and preservation of American I already proved proclaimed last Sunday as a day of prayer based on what happened and use them and they go on to say this is part of the petition the United States presidents have a long history of crying out the Providence during times of national crisis but it is nearly been one hundred years since President Woodrow Wilson last call for a day of prayer fasting and repentance that occurred in one thousand nine hundred year the end of World War one with a growing threat of terror a home. AROUND THE WORLD the time has come for people of faith to bind together and of Dick and Duke and declare our trust in dependence of God with your leadership we will unite and humbler souls before the benevolent hand of Almighty God and ask him to keep our nation the United States of America her leadership citizens armed forces and first responders safe from attack both from radical foreign enemies now listen to the US and domestic ideologies that are dedicated to our destruction. This we ask with your gratitude for your wise leadership in study and In God We Trust and you can find the petition in God we trust the T.V. And these aren't just minor little little league evangelical leaders these are well known Christian leaders in America and they are identifying domestic ideologies that are dedicated to our destruction and in fact there are some Christians who are suggesting that because the mayor of Houston was a strong pro L.G.B. tea advocate who was going after Christian evangelical ministers who were speaking against it from the pulpit and this use the mayor was trying to take away their tax exempt status then they're saying look at Houston now it's under water now we're not here to say it but there are Christian leaders who were saying such a thing and now they're saying we need to call on the president to call for a day of prayer and fasting to get our people to come back to God because there's domestic ideologies. That are dedicated to our destruction the. Signs of the Times January seventeenth one thousand nine hundred four men in responsible positions will not only ignore and despise the Sabbath themselves but from the sacred desk will urge upon the people the observance of the first day of the week pleading tradition and custom on behalf of this manmade institution they will point. Calamities on land and sea to the storms of when the floods the earthquakes the destruction by fire as judgments indicating God this pleasure because Sunday is not sacredly observed these calamities one crease more and more one disaster will follow close upon the heels of another and those who make void the law of God will point to the few who are keeping the Sabbath of the Fourth Commandment as the ones who are bringing wrath upon this world this fall so to say it is the vice that he may ensnare the unwary friends if you're paying attention and again I'm not here to speak for or against the idea of global warming but there are some including the pope who are suggesting that a day of rest would be beneficial because of the global warming that is taking on the place on the planet that if we were to rest that it would help to curb the warming of the planet. And again science tries to explain such ideas and they fall short. I want to take you back to the Bible as we come to a conclusion over the next few minutes go to Matthew twenty four. Starting in verse thirty nine. Matthew Chapter twenty four. Sorry starting in verse thirty seven. But as the days of Noah were social also the coming of the Son of Man be. For in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking marrying and giving in marriage until the day that no were no what entered into the ark and knew not until the flood came and took them all away social also the coming of the Son of Man B. Now listen Jesus is not saying that the eating and the drinking and the marrying and the giving in marriage and and of themselves were evil things he is speaking about the normal order of events in society he's not speaking about people who are unable read it under the influence of alcohol. He's not even suggesting that these were adulterous marriages he's actually suggesting these were Law and Order marriages and the law for eating and drinking that we do to sustain ourselves on a daily basis but he is saying that that is the way it was before the flood came there was a usual order of business people were getting into their usual way of life they were used to life the way it was and they could not imagine the world as a then existed coming to an end through a flood that Noah was preaching and nowhere preached for one hundred twenty years that a flood would come and people eventually said you've cried wolf too long I don't believe you know and people say that about something I've missed the days and you've cried wolf too long you say Jesus is coming soon I don't believe that message anymore but just as it was in the days of Noah it will be in the days of the coming of the Son of man people will have closed their ears to the preaching of the near in us of the coming of Jesus and every time they see some kind of a sign such as a hurricane or an earthquake or a war or whatever it may be they'll say oh you're out of us have been saying for one hundred seventy years and for this is a sign of the coming of Jesus will guess what. Someday soon it will be. And just as it was in the days of Noah. Social of me in the days of the coming of the Son of Man first forty forty two Watch therefore for you know not what our your lord of come but know with this. If Jesus was no with us you better know this. That if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the fee for come he would have watched and would have not suffered his house to be broken up therefore be ye also ready for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man cometh in other words if you knew what hour a thief was going to comment and break into your head. So if you got an inside message from the police hey someone's coming at two fifteen A.M. And they they know that you're always dead asleep at that time they're coming out shoot fifteen am and they're going to break through and they're going to come right in you would be up at two A.M. We're WANT TO am and you would be watching. And Jesus spiritually speaking I've warned. I've given you the signs. And if you're a sudden they have. You know this I haven't told you anything that you haven't heard before. If you're not a seven day I'm most of this is the first time that you've heard such a message praise the Lord now you have an opportunity to study further and to learn these things but there is surely coming upon this world. Destruction and violence that will lead the people of this nation to say it is time to come back to God look at where we have gone as a nation we have allowed the Supreme Court to legislate. Changes to marriage and things of that nature that clearly go against the divine order of scripture look at what we have done as a people look at where we have come as a country and now we see these judgments of God coming down upon the land and I might add and this is kind of an interesting irony there is a famous actress I'm not going to say or name who is claiming that these hurricanes that are coming to America are Mother Earth rising up and Rage Against the election of Donald Trump as PRESIDENT Well some of the atoms we know that there's something far greater at work here this is not Mother Earth rising up against a secularly elected president and this is a woman who actually claims to be an atheist so how could Mother Earth if it doesn't if it's an animal react to such a thing but anyway. But we know. That there is something greater that is going on and that the Spirit of God is being withdrawn from the earth and I'm not here to say that there's going to be a Sunday why on three months or six months or a year from now I'm not setting any dates I'm not setting any times all I'm saying is that Jesus gave these as signs of His coming as the beginning of sorrows or as the beginning of birth pangs as you go into labor and I've seen it happen very close and personal three times a lot and go through but I was close by. And I've seen the signs and they increase with rapidity and frequency and intensity. When we start to see these things happen we know that Jesus is coming soon and I'm going to close with Luke twenty one this is the scripture I wrote a month ago and I'm going to close with it again and I've read it earlier Luke twenty one twenty five three twenty eight and there shall be signs in the sun and on the moon and on the stars and upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity the sea in the waves roaring men's hearts failing them for fear and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth for the powers of heaven shall be so shaken and then shall they see the Son of Man coming on a cloud with power and great glory and when these things begin to come to pass then look up and lift up your heavens for your redemption draws my friends I have a question for you today what are you looking up to are you all scared about the end of the world are you lifting up your head to Jesus the Son of Man the savior of the world who is your savior who is your Redeemer and as you see these signs taking place you know that your redemption draws and nine are you ready for Jesus to come is the thought of the coming of Jesus through all your soul or is it something that scares you to death friends let me tell you something if it scares you to God. In His mercy has given you time. JESUS and sitting up there in heaven saying let me see how many people I can keep out of the kingdom. And every time you make a mistake he's got them again that's one loss we're going to bring into heaven more room for the rest of us yeah that's not Jesus. That's the way some people on earth might want you to feel but that's not the way God is the goodness of God that leads us to for repentance and these signs that are taking place right now as sad and as the struct of as they are are the mercy of a gala. In giving us time. To humble ourselves before Jesus comes one story that I heard this was actually one of my cousins in New York she went down as a first responder after Hurricane Andrew hit near Miami way back twenty five years ago and she told as she put the story. Of a story she experienced where she talked to a couple who had survived the hurricane and I don't know that any of you ever been through a hurricane some of you have Wow I mean I don't I would not want to be there I'm not I'm not going to be there now it's realize not everybody can have Alex away because you can't just get in your car and drive up fourteen hours up I seventy five in Florida Georgia because all the gas there's a run out of gas what are you going to do so you get stuck and so here's a couple with some small children they're stuck in Miami and this Category five hurricane is blowing over their Herald's and they don't have much of a safe place to be and they put their children into this cabinet below the sank in the bathroom and that's all they can do is fit their children there and they the parents stay outside and as the hurricane blows over it's blows the roof off the house the walls are collapsing and then the eye of the hurricane passes over their house that. The worst place to be because the most intense ones are wrapped right around the on the aisle and they they see the that they are in the middle of the high and they check and they see the whole house has been blown away and that they know that they have the next half of the hurricane to come and so they come and they they hug each other goodbye because they think they're all going to die. But miraculously somehow they survived the hurricane. And we don't know what's going to happen with this hurricane that's going to have Florida we need to be praying for everybody that's going to be on the path but that story is an illustration that you may think. That the storms of this world are about to blow you away and destroy. But God in His mercy wants to save each one of us and if we hang on to him by faith he will sustain us through the storms that are coming to this war and we if we are faithful to Him we will say when Jesus comes my redemption has drawn not in Jesus here this is my God he is here to save us so friends as we see these storms and the signs may we lift up our heads and when the roll is called up yonder in heaven may we be there that is our closing him and I invite you now to churn she or closing him when the roll is called appeal on the earth and may we be faithful to him number two sixteen. Father in Heaven I've heard. That when the roll is called up yonder each one of us will be there in the new heaven. And I pray that as we see the signs all around us may or hearts not fail us for fear but may we learned to trust in Jesus. And have such a close walk with him that we are. To the right heaping our eyes on Jesus who endure the. Lot of someone here today who is struggling in their walk with God. I pray in the quietness of the. Not any outward action is needed but in the quietness of this moment in our hearts we would result of the. Anything in our lives that is keeping us. From being ready to meet Jesus money. And then I pray that it wouldn't be the terrors of the last day that would motivate us to be ready to pray that it would be the goodness of Jesus. That would. Bring us to repent and motivate us to love the Lord. But as we see the signs around the. Watchman on the wall warning the world coming again the modern day was announcing that the world will last forever the way. The. Media phenomenon. Of the coming of Jesus and may we all be ready when Jesus comes is my prayer. 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