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End Time Soul Winners

Norman McNulty
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Norman McNulty

Neurologist at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System, Lawrenceburg, TN

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  • March 23, 2019
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Title for the presentation is in time soul winners you know we've heard a lot this weekend about correct theology and that's very important it's important to understand who we are what our purpose is as a 7th day oddness and how God has called us to live in these last days and part of that has to do with evangelism within the framework of biblical Adams's and this is the often missing piece in character development and I'm going to read to you a statement this is from selected messages Volume 3 page 259 and this is sometimes used as a justification to not do evangelism in the US with the statements of God calls upon the workers in this mission to elevate the standard and to show them the regard for his requirements by honoring the Sabbath from the spoils the publications are sent out and the laborers go forth to proclaim the commandments of God and it is of the greatest importance that a right influence be exerted by this church both by precept an example now listen to this the standard must not be placed so low the to accept the TRUTH SHALL transgress God's commandments while professing to obey them better far better would it be to leave them in darkness until they could receive the truth in its purity Now here's the challenge sometimes we hear of stories of evangelism being done improperly and I one time live somewhere outside of the United States or an evangelist that crusade was done where the only thing basically the converts were were learning was a maybe about the Sabbath in the state of the dead perhaps but we received stories within a few weeks after their baptism they were calling their new ad want to spare Aster to perform while asteroids for their grandparents that were dying and so that's obviously. Not the type of evangelism that God is calling us to do there's obviously examples we could think of here in North America as well so there are times when it would be better to leave people in darkness until they can receive the truth in its purity but I believe that sometimes we have this mentality of not doing a vandalism as an excuse for our own lack of unfaithfulness and our walk of surrender we say well if we bring the man they're going to come into a place that isn't really ready to receive them so let's just not do evangelism but that's not what God has called us to do many of been discouraged from doing a vandalism in the church because a been done in an improper way perhaps we are focused on making sure our church has a theology correct and we will engage in on van and evangelism waiter now clearly more work needs to be done in educating churches to do evangelism properly but that doesn't mean we don't do a vandalism now of vandalism rightly done is the final and vital piece the lost generation theology Revelation Chapter 14 versus 137 describing the 1st angels Muslims says that the everlasting Gospel is going to be preached to every nation kindred tongue and people now let me say something she you very clearly hear that does not simply mean speaking to fellow Seventh-Day Adventists right. That means taking the true Gospel to every nation kindred tongue and people and then Jesus as a Matthew $24.00 verse 14 the gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations and then the end show Come now here is one of the keys that perhaps we have understood. The proclamation of the gospel all lone is not the entire witness that the Gospel needs to be in order for the end to come now why do I say that here is what I mean let's just say hypothetically and we live in a technology age where it is now more possible through technology to get the gospel to the remote corners of the earth and ever has been and let's just say for hypothetical sake that one of our leading evangelists let's just use pastor Doug outflow since he's not far from here let's say we could get pastor about it later on Chu every screen or television or phone or whatever it was throughout the world and he gave an exposition of the true Biblical Gospel there was no error and he preaches the true Gospel and there was no error in it and everybody heard it and he did it as well as it could be preached would that lead to the end of all things. The answer is no because it's not simply a proclamation that needs to be taken to the world it's a demonstration and it's one of the reasons why we're having this symposium this weekend is because the an order for the Gospel to be rightly demonstrated we need to have a right understanding of what the true Gospel was so that we really can believe that we can be like Jesus through his grace and strength so that when we share Jesus with others they are not hearing simply about Jesus they are interact with Jesus through us. That is what will. Lead us to the end of all things in Revelation $181.00 talked about this last night the earth will be a lumen aided with the glory of God's character when the latter rain is poured out and people will see this is what it means to be like Jesus that is what proper evangelism will do in the framework of last generation theology listen if all you gain from being here this weekend is a walking away to say OK now I understand the correct theology I'm not going to be deceived and that will keep me from doing bad things but then you don't go out with a heart motivated to share Jesus with others I'll be honest with you it's not going to do you a lot of good. There has to be more than an intellectual understanding of what right theology is and that is crucial it's important because correct theology is under attack in the church but then again that is not enough there to house to be an experience she'll change in response to the true Gospel that will lead to the Gospel being taken to the world as a witness. Now notice the statement we've heard this already this is the czar of Ages $633.00 before the fall of Jerusalem Paul writing by the Holy Spirit declared the Gospel was preached to every creature which is under heaven so you know the disciples of the generation they accomplished the Gospel commission by taking the gospel to every creature which is under heaven and the known territory that they had noticed what she says so now before the coming of the Son of Man the everlasting Gospel is the be preached to every nation and kindred and tongue and people God has the point of the day in the which he will judge the world and some people use a 131 to say that God has already appointed a time when probation will close and things will wrap up Ellen White tells us what that means notice what she says Christ tells us when that day shall be assured in he does not say that all the world will be converted but that this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness and all nations and then shall the end come now notice this by giving the Gospel Choose the world it is in our power to hasten our Lord's return so it's not simply a nuff to stop doing bad things it's the character of Christ being with perfectly reproduced in our lives doesn't simply mean that we stop doing bad things it means that we will give the gospel to the world the way Jesus reached people while he was on this earth that's part of character perfection is being a sole winner and an of Vangelis the way Jesus was by giving the Gospel to the world it is in our power to hasten our Lord's return we are not only to look for but to hasten the coming of the day of God had the Church of Christ on her appointed work as the Lord or day in the whole world would be. Before this have been warned and the Lord Jesus would have come to our Earth in power and great glory and we have to ask ourselves the question are we giving the true Gospel Choose the world not simply as a proclamation but as a witness in our lives now let me ask you a few penetrating questions how many 7th Day Adventists including yourself do you know that are truly excited about evangelism. How many 7th Day Adventists the you know that are actively engaged in the vandalism how many people have you heard the say so wanting and evangelism are not their gift do you know that I would venture to say that 99 percent of the churches that I that I visit and speak at that is the mentality of the church members So one example I goofed I'm not an evangelist other people may have the gift but it's not me I'm not good at knocking on doors I'm not good about sharing my faith I can't do it but the reality is that if you have Jesus in your life you're going to be a soul winner. You may not be speaking in front of a 1000 people at an evangelist that crusade but you will be soul winning and jesus found the one on one audience as he did with the most the most of our performance all wanting anybody can do that. Now we're good at little cost Shays such as this I'm a silent witness. Preach the Gospel use words when necessary and listen if we're honest with ourselves our Silent Witness of preaching and quotes the gospel with our words is so in effect of that many don't even know that we're Christians. On a Silent Witness Yes you are. Don't kid yourself and fool yourself listen there is a time and a place that to be a silent witness sure but there is also a time to speak words or people won't hear the preaching of the gospel there has to be the end of a Taishan Come on follow me you can't just be a silent witness your whole life and say I was a silent witness for Jesus Well yeah you were a silent witness and it didn't go anywhere. I've heard some say I'm not into evangelism now but when the loud cry goes forth then I will become active and so want to going to vandalism that's like saying all surrender my life to Jesus when the song that was passed you really think that you're going to suddenly have us switch flipped in your brain and suddenly become interested in something that you didn't enjoy doing prior to the outpouring of the outer rain now the water rain is simply going to accentuate anonym and empower that which was already in development so if there is no evangelistic desire and soul want and desire in your heart now is you're not suddenly going to go from no growth 0 growth to dust so one of the world's ever seen that's not going to happen. When we love Jesus we will share Jesus. And when we have a converted her and a surrender of her people will see it. This is a powerful statement for medical ministry page 49 Christ was a 7th day out and to all instance and purposes. The question was her US 7th Day Adventists to all intents and purposes. When the character of Christ is perfectly reproduced in your life you will be a 7th Day Adventist she Wallington some purposes and what did Christ do ministry of healing healing 143 The world needs today what it needed 1900 years ago a revelation of Christ a great work of reform is demanded and it is only through the grace of Christ that the work of restoration physical mental and spiritual can be accomplished Christ Murtha alone will give shrews success in reaching the people the savior Mengal and with man as one who desired their good he showed his sympathy for them minister to their needs and won their confidence then he bade them follow me and all to admit that the physician I do feel like I have an extra advantage because I'm an US physician every day in my office chew meet people where they are and to gain their confidence and to show them that people really do care about them. But you don't have to be an M.D. to do what this. Christ must that alone will give true success in reaching the people the savior mangled with one with men as one who desired their good now there are times and places to give messages of warning but generally speaking if you think that you can pay for like a billboard to say the pope is the anti-Christ and somehow people are going to come and respond to the phone number you put up on the billboard and say hey can you tell me more you might get a few sincere people who are studying and searching but most people are never going to give you the time of day and don't say that you're using Christ method alone. That's not effect of soul wanting. Methods but Christ's method is effective and his method alone will give true success in reaching the people when we are converted when the character of Christ is reproduced in our allies we will mangle with men as one who desires their good we're not going to be doing so wanting as a checklist thing to say see Lord I tried to share about you I had a few tracts that I handed out and nobody was interested I tried no one you love Jesus in your surrender to Him He is going to bring opportunities your way all of the time you know I had an amazing experience of my office this week I have pharmaceutical representatives who call upon me based on various medical conditions they want me to prescribe their products and it just so happens that the pharmaceutical representatives found some of my sermons online she'd been calling on me for a little while. And she came in and she said something very interesting you know I've been listening to this pastor in California a few years ago and he was. Like was that she's like yes she's like me he he was kind of leading me a where I was following along and are kind of stopped wasn't but what you were saying sounded like the same thing. And then she wanted to know more and I gave her the great controversy and and I'm trying for in I'm going to see where the Lord leads and there's other stories that I could tell you that are very similar the ward is going to give you these opportunities and sometimes you have to be intentional sometimes they'll come your way more naturally but Crisis mutha alone will give true success in reaching the people and we're not going to just sit back and say OK I understand Lost Generation theology now all of the evangelists do the work of evangelism. God is going to use us to reach the world. Review and herald July 16th 895 those who do not submit to the influence of the Holy Spirit soon lose the blessings received when they acknowledge the truth as from heaven they fall into a cold spiritless formality they lose their interest in perishing souls they have left their 1st love let's review in whole July 16th 1895 if you have lost interest in perishing souls you have left your 1st love again it's not enough to know what is true theology if you don't have an interest in the world around you and the people that you are interacting with that are lost you have left your 1st love. You know this is Christ at Fulton's 3 D. for the sanctification of the soul by the working of the Holy Spirit is the implanting of Christ's nature in humanity gospel religion is Christ in the life a living active principle it is the grace of Christ revealed in character and write out and good works the principles of the Gospel cannot be disconnected from any department of practical wife every line of Christian experience and labor is to be a representation of the wife of Christ that you see that every line of Christian experience in labor is the be a representation of the life of Christ now this is the powerful statement here love is the baseless basis of godliness whatever the profession no man has pure love to God almost he has unselfish love for his brother but we can never come into possession of the Spirit by trying to love others what is needed is the love of Christ in the heart oneself as merged in Christ loves springs forth spontaneously if you're finding it a hard time to love people it's because Christ is not in your heart that's the honest reality. Now notice the next sentence the completeness of Christian character is a chained one the employees to help and bless others Springs constantly from within. When the sunshine of one fills the heart and is revealed in the council of last generation theology talks about the character of Christ being perfectly reproduced so that Christ can come to claim his people as a zone listen when Christ comes I'm afraid there's going to be some foolish virgins that are going to be saying Lord Lord did we not know the correct theology and didn't we point our error how could you deny us an entrance into the kingdom of heaven wasn't Jesus is not coming to claim as his own people who sit around merely to understand theology without being a blessing to others. Jesus is coming to claim as his own those who have the completeness of Christian character who have within their hearts constantly and employ to help us others. And we're not going to be making excuses saying oh that's not my gift to be of was. Well if it's not your gift it's because Christ is not living in your heart. This is the practicality of last generation Fiala G. Yes we have a right understanding of all of the theology and it leads to a practical demonstration of Christ to likeness which is in the Vangelis the mentality that leads others to be like Jesus as well. $47.00 says the Lord added to the church daily such as should beach there of the Spirit filled church will have genuine soul one and evangelism. Now I've read the statement last night so I'm just going to hit some high points if you look half way down the slide cries the seeking to reproduce themselves in the hearts of men and he does this through those who believe in him the object of the Christian life is through bearing the reproduction of Christ character in the believer that may be reproduced in others so notice it's the reproduction of Christ character in the believer we're not simply trying to win members we're trying to win disciples who will also be like Jesus Christ obstacles in 67 and then this next statement is similar Now if you go half way down again as you receive the Spirit of Christ the Spirit of unselfish love in labor for others you will grow and bring forth fruit the graces of the Spirit will ripen in your character more and more you will reflect the likeness of Christ and all that is pure noble and lovely and then we see what the fruits of the Spirit are we talked about last night and this through can never perish but will produce after its kind a harvest unto eternal life now I may have mentioned this in a similar way last night but let me say it this way. If you try to share with others our faith and your annoying noxious and hard dialogue with they're not going to want anything to deal with our faith and I'll be honest sometimes and this is my pet peeve as a speaker sometimes people will come and talk to me in their kind of pushy with their vs and sometimes it's just the turnoff. And if we're going to wind people to the truth there needs to be the fruits of the spirit in the way we do with other people and then we have the statement when the character of Christ shall be perfectly reproduce them as people then he will clot come to claim them as his own cross opticals and Page $69.00 and this will happen when the harvest is ready immediately Christ will put in the circle he is waiting with longing desire for the manifestation of himself in his church and you know I'm thankful I'm not God Can you imagine how God feels sometime looking down at the way you were to see and they out in this church and we're sitting around saying we're rich and increased with goods and we don't need anything and God is saying we'll if you don't need anything how come you're not going out and reaching a lost and dying world with a while asked most of mercy that I've given you to give to them we're just sitting around in our nice homes and nice lifestyle here in North America where we are blessed beyond our imagination and God has given us these means and these talents to be a blessing to all watch them die morally. It crossed I will close and $69.00 it is the privilege of every Christian not only to look for but to hasten the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ were all who prefers his name bearing fruit to his glory how quickly the whole world would be sown with the seed of the Gospel quickly the last great harvest would be ripened and Christ would come to gather the current precious grain friends if we come to a clear understanding of what truth is and if we receive Jesus and all of us fullness and we do the work that he has called us to do to constantly be a blessing to others quickly the world will be soon with the seed of the Gospel and Jesus will come back. If you think that simply understanding theology is going to cause Jesus to come back that's only the 1st step in the process. John 435 tells us that the fields are why already to harvest water we waiting for why are we not working to reach the harvest of the world. Great conversely for 64 says Notwithstanding the widespread declension of faith and piety they are true followers of Christ in these churches these of the churches outside of Adam to them before the final visitation of God's judgments upon the earth there will be among the people of the ward such a revival of primitive godliness as has not been witnessed and SE all at times let me tell you something the future of Adventism in Christianity is not a declension under worldliness the future of Adventism and the followers of God throughout Christianity is a revival of primitive godliness as has not been witness and stop us all the times the spirit and power of God will be poured out upon his children at that time many will separate themselves from those churches and which the love of this world has supplanted love for God in His Word many both of ministers and people will gladly accept those great truths which God has caused to be proclaimed at this time to prepare a people for the Lord's 2nd coming. And though I like the statement great controversy 611 the great work of the gospel is not to close with lust manifestation of the power of God the markets opening the prophecies were fulfilled in the outpouring of the former rain at the opening of the gospel are again to be fulfilled in the law to reign at its close here the Times a refreshing to which the apostle Peter looked forward when he said repent either for and be converted that your sins may be blotted out when the time is a refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord and He shall send Jesus servants of God with their faces lighted up and shining with holy consecration will hasten from place to place to proclaim the message from heaven friends when the lot of rain is poured out we're going to be hastening from place the place to proclaim the mouse which but again if you aren't interested in sharing the message with the opportunities that God gives you now you're not going to be part of that work at the end of time miracles will be wrought the sick will be healed and signs and wonders will follow the believers and the Wason And so as those the inhabitants of the earth will be brought to take their stand now this is these are my concluding Fahd's. God will vindicate himself and return to this earth when he has a generation who are reproduction of his character and who are actively engaged in bearing fruit to others constantly having an employee to be a blessing to others it is not enough to know the truth and the refrain from sending as Christ object lesson 384 says the completeness of Christian character is attained when the employer is to help us other springs constantly from within and I hope that that's what you take away from the some posing is by the grace of God develop the completeness of Christian character so that you will be a blessing to other people. The cross object lessons for 15 those who wait for the bridegroom is coming are to sate of the people beholder gone the last rays of merciful why the wost must of mercy to be given to the world as a revelation of His character of way of the children of God to manifest His glory in their own wife and character they are to reveal what the grace of God has done for them friends I want to make an appeal to you now is the time for us as 7th day oddness to be surrendering our lives of the Lord and asking the Holy Spirit to reveal the sermons on our lives so easily the service so that we can have the impurities of our lives removed so that Jesus can be seen fully in us and we won't simply stop doing bad things God will empower us to then go out and be a Vangelis the so that we will be the best soul winners that the world has ever seen not for our glory but for the glory of God and for the hastening of his soon return so that Jesus can come empowering glory and when he comes for his people he will so as he will say Well done now good and faithful servant enter the sound of the joy of moral authority he is saying these are the people who went out and were a blessing to others the way Jesus was a blessing while he was on this earth. 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