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01. The End-Time Prophetic Catalyst

Norman McNulty
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As believes in the soon return of Jesus, Seventh-day Adventists have long looked at prophecy to best understand what signs will precede the coming of Jesus. In this presentation, we will look at the prophetic catalyst that will usher in the point of no return for the final events of Earth's history. It is the National Sunday Law that will be the trigger. This presentation forms the foundation for the topics that come afterward as we seek to understand end-time prophecy and to be ready for Christ's soon return.

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Norman McNulty

Neurologist at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System, Lawrenceburg, TN

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  • June 3, 2020
    9:00 AM
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Greetings Everyone I want to welcome you to a new series that we are starting here on Audie of hers over about the next 10 upis So we're going to be looking at last day of vents in the title of this series of episodes is entitled Last Day events explained and so we're going to look at a lot of different things we're going to look at. What triggers lathi events what the signs that we should be looking for and we're going to go through a number of different ideas what is the abomination of desolation What are the different stages of the Sunday law what is the New World Order how should we be preparing when should one of the little summit trouble start when should we flee the cities one of a lot of rain going to be poured out when does the death the creator what happens during Jacob's time of trouble what does the current pandemics mean for all of us so those are things that we are going to be addressing during this time for these series of jobs and so I just hope that you'll tune in and you'll continue to come back on a weekly basis for these episodes we're going to try to keep them brief within about 30 minutes and if you have questions if questions are generated by what I share or if you have other questions that you would like to have addressed please feel free to send those in as well to audio verse and you can email contact Aviv or so and so we will have a these things going forward and so I'm excited about the series I want to encourage you to be. Studying and praying and preparing I also want to let you know if you haven't seen already I have a book here on Daniel that I wrote Daniel practical living on the judgement hour you can get a copy for Rama publications if you're interested in that of well so the 1st episode is in titled in time prophetic chalice and so this is going to be our 1st topic and so I'm going to start with a word of prayer and then we will get right into our 1st presentation so let's pray Father in heaven we thank you for this opportunity to consider a lathi of them so I pray that as these events are explained that he would speak through me that things would be cruel here and that we would all have an understanding of what is happening in the world around us and how we should be prepared for what is coming so we thank you and we pray this in Jesus' name name on. So. A summit to add in this there is always a desire among God's people to be looking at the signs around us and shoe to see how what is happening at the present time how that fits in with with our understanding of last day events and so we're going to look today and the catalyst for in time events for in time for office see what is it that will trigger the end of the world because there's a lot of different things that are being so people are saying that they want certain. Specific events take place once the pope does the or the president does that then that would be the sign that the world's about to end what does the Bible say what does the Spirit of Prophecy say what can we have confidence in with respect to the end time trigger that everything else is dependent upon and so what's consider some things I want to start off by reading a statement of the monies Volume 9 page 11 now this should be a very familiar statement shoe all of us the 7th Avenue us but in the times that we're living in right now I'm recording this Sunday May 31 while we are. Living in momentous times with this covert 19 pandemic and now with the tragic death of George Floyd. An African American gentleman who was killed at the hands of a of a white police officer in Minneapolis and Minnesota and the civil unrest that has followed we can see the signs around us that Jesus is coming soon and so I want to read the statement from testimonies Volume 9 page 11 we are living in the time of the end the fast fulfilling signs of the times of the clay or that the coming of Christ is near a hand the days in which we live are solemn and important the Spirit of God is gradually but surely being withdrawn from the earth the front if you can see the Spirit of God isn't being withdrawn you're sound asleep to reality right now clearly we see the Spirit of God being withdrawn from the earth and the quote continues plagues and judgments are already falling upon the despisers of the grace of God the calamities by land and sea the unsettled state of society the alarms of war our 4th century they forecast approaching of them's of the greatest magnitude and I know as I've seen these events taking place in the last few months there is definitely this unsettling feeling that events of great magnitude are about to take place in the coal companies next paragraph the agencies of evil are combining their forces and consolidating they are strengthening for the laggard last great crisis great changes are soon to take place in our world and the final movements will be Iraq at once and we know that they and we know that a certain trigger will come where when that trigger comes the final movements will be very rapid Now the next paragraph isn't read as awesome but it's so fitting for what's happening right now the condition of things in the world should is that. Trouble is times are right upon us the daily papers now that with this was written about a 100 years ago or longer now she would talk about social media and the Internet and television and so forth of the daily papers are full of indications of a terrible conflict in the near future bold robberies are a frequent occurrence strikes are common stuffs and murders are committed on every hand men possessed of the demons are taking the lives of men and women and little children men have become in the satchel weighted with the vice and every species of evil prevails and we can see it as every species of evil is prevailing at this time and assent people are being murdered without hardly a thought being given to it and these are clear signs that we are living in the time of the end of that great changes are seen to take place in this world and the final movements will be rapid ones things can change very quickly enough the thing that we've seen through this covert 19 pandemic and now with the civil unrest that has been taking even this last week that very quickly the world that we live in can change who would have thought back to Thanksgiving time or Christmas time or over new years that we would be in the midst of a global pandemic just a few short months later and that civil unrest with start to overtake the United States of America this is truly an unprecedented time to be alive we certainly didn't anticipate these specific events yes a 7th Day Adventist we have said yes we believe Jesus is coming soon yes we believe the signs are around us but until these things actually start happening we couldn't have predicted specifically that a pandemic would have taken the world over the way and now the civil unrest that has taken place of the very. Unsettling time to be alive if you don't have faith in the Lord be but because of our trust in the Lord we can have confidence the face the crisis that is happening now let's look at another statement this is from 2nd selective messages page 4 o 2 and this is a very clear statement that we need to consider as well we are rapidly approaching the end of this Earth history and as we realize that Jesus is indeed coming soon we shall be aroused to labor as never before we are didn't to sound an alarm to the people and in our own lives we are to show forth the power of truth and righteousness the world to stand to meet the great law giver over his brother wrote him off those only who turn from transgression to obedience can hope for pardon and Peace Now one of the things I want to point out about that statement is that we are to be aroused to labor as never before and that the people should see right just as in our lives and the power of truth and righteousness in our own lives or otherwise our witness will not be what it should be in the courts in Chinese the next paragraph into the next page we are to raise the banner on which is in the scribes the commandments of God in the face of Jesus obedience to God's law is the great issue let it not be put out of sight we must strive to arouse the church members and those who make no profession to see and obey the claims of the law of heaven we are to magnify this law and make it honorable So friends right now right now we need to be magnifying the law of God in exemplified by the grace of God how the law of God is strengthening our lives and how we love the law of God and how we understand of the transcript of God's character and of strengthening us to meet this final crisis because we are living in very unsettling times we are living in times that. Are causing great and the ease and anxiety to the world around us and as God's people we need to have answers for the world around us now let's move forward here so one of the catalysts you know there's many different theories about what will bring the end of the world you know I hear lots of different things about how the pope is going to have a secret meeting with the president of the United States or if he follow certain time prophecies that will take you know want to Sunday will take place even though we've been clearly shown that there's no time prophecy between 844 and the 2nd coming and so administering a lot of theories around I've even seen the idea that covert 19 is the siege of Jerusalem which we've always understood to be the Sunday lot of people are nothing the code 19 is the siege and so there's a lot of ideas and there's actually a lot of confusion right now among some people about what the end times catalyst would be and I would submit to the that what helps me to understand the trigger or the catalyst that will wake up the church and help us understand that the end of the world truly has arrived is the picture that Jesus paints in Matthew chapter $25.00 Now we understand that the 1260 year prophecy takes us the $798.00 which identifies the time of the end of the $2300.00 a prophecy takes us to $844.00 which is the beginning of the hour of God's judgment but when it comes to the end of the world the end of all things Matthew $25.00 paints a fairly clear picture of what causes the church to be aware that Jesus is actually at the door so Matthew chapter 25 if you look at this. We see Jesus tells a parable that the Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of Heaven which is this church is like 10 virgins and if you haven't heard a sermon that I've given on this before you can go to Adi averse and find the sermon sleeping at midnight where I go through this in great detail but I'm just giving you a few highlights here the church is sleeping you have 5 wise virgins you have 5 fullish virgins they both have lamps which represent represents the Word of God but only the wise have the oil rig which represents the Holy Spirit but everybody is sleeping the entire church is sleeping even though based on their study of scripture they go forth to meet the bridegroom meaning they expect Jesus to return so the entire church expects Jesus the richer and this is the 7th Day Adventist Church he believes in the 2nd coming of Jesus but then they fall asleep because there is a delay Matthew 25 for his 5 says while the bridegroom tarried or was laid they all slumbered and slept but Verse 6 shows us something very fascinating 1st 6 of Matthew $25.00 says and midnight there was a cry made behold the bridegroom cometh go ye out to meet him so it is the midnight cry that wakes up the sleeping church so the midnight cry till the church that Jesus is at the door there is no house there is no speculation there is no guessing the entire church wakes up and says Behold the bridegroom come Jesus is at the door he is here and then you see the rest of the parable of the the wise they go out and the foolish are trying to find the oil and the wise take the oil with other vessels in their lamps and they meet the bridegroom and they go in with him to the marriage and the door shut and probation close the Shortly after that. Meaning probation Hoess shortly after the midnight try and it closes when the door shut so there's a period of time between the midnight run the door shut and between the close of probation but here's the thing the midnight try makes it clear to the wise and the Foolish to the entire church that Jesus is out the door so what is the midnight cry How is it that the midnight cry is the prophetic catalyst that lets us know well the midnight cry of Matthew 25 or 6 is synonymous are equal to the loud cry of Revelation 18 and the entire church wakes up to the message of Revelation 18 and another way of looking at it is that the Latter Rain is poured out on the wise virgins because the wise virgins have the experience of the early rain meaning that they have the fruits of the Holy Spirit in their lives and now they are prepared to receive the outpouring of the Latter Rain So when the men I cry is given behold the writer in time of go yet to meet him this is synonymous with the loud cry of Revelation 18 when the loud cries of and so before the wise virgins go into the marriage where the door shut and probation close as they give the loud cry message 1st under the power of the Latter Rain So what is the midnight cry and what is the loud cry specifically and how is that the prophetic catalyst for the end of the world so when we look at the message of Revelation 18 the message of the loud cry we see an angel come down from heaven having great power through the earth of light and with its glory and the message is says Babylon the Great if fallen it's fallen. And you get to verse 5 and it says Sure sins have reached under heaven and God hath remembered her and Nick with these so the midnight cry message in the parable is analogous to the loud cry message where the glory of God character eliminates the earth with its glory and also identifies that Babylon sins are fallen and that hearse sees me that Babylon is fallen and that are sins of reached under heaven and the question is when do Babylon's sins reach into heaven element so than signs of the times of June 12893 you can find them lathi Events page 198 she says went to her sins reach into heaven she says when the law of God is finally made a void by legislation so here's the thing the some day of law the National Sunday law is when Babylon sins reach heaven and when Babylon's rescinds reach heaven there is this loud cry from heaven if the loud cry message where God characters' eliminate the earth with its glory and simultaneously while while God's character is seen through the lives of his people his people are giving a loud cry message that the Sunday law has shown that the sins of Babylon has reached 7 in the time to come out of Babylon and so here's the key point up until the national Sunday law. We can speculate as to how much time there is left on this earth and in fact we shouldn't be speculating about how much time there is specifically we should know that time is short but we don't put a time period on it but what we can say because there are no time prophecies between $844.00 and a 2nd coming but there are events prophecies and here's the thing the key event that we are waiting for prophetically she will know that the end of the world is here and that Jesus is at the at the door and that we can proclaim that behold the bridegroom cometh go yet to meet him that she prophetic event is the national son the law when the national Sunday law comes there will be no more questions as to whether or not the world will be ending sometime soon when the National Assembly law comes that is the sign that the end of the world has come and the wise virgins go forth that means the bridegroom in the fullest virgins are not ready so that's the end time catalyst that is the catalyst that we should be looking for in addition to making sure that we are wise virgins with the extra in our lamps meaning we have the fruits of the Spirit and so you can speculate about the meaning of covert 19 and the civil unrest that is taking place those are signs of what we would describe as pestilences wars and rumors of wars where Jesus says these are signs of my coming but the end is not yet but when we see the National some day law we know the end this here so let's look at some he points here the midnight cry. Of the parable for Matthew $25.00 is synonymous with the loud cry of Revelation 18 and the national Sunday law the entire church wakes up at that point no matter what you're doing what if you're in school if you have a job whatever it is your priorities and your focus and your long range plans will all come to a screeching halt when you realize that Jesus is out the door and everything that we're doing in our lives right now should be with a purpose that it's going to advance God's kingdom and help with the Be prepared for his coming in to help others to be prepared for his coming so the National Sunday law is the catalyst is synonymous with the midnight cry to the midnight cry can be given because there is a national summit so l. might make some statements about this national sun they want to read this they mean this is from testimonies all in 5 pages 464 for 65 years to slide through this quote notice where she says here it is no time now for God's people to be fixing their affections or laying up their treasures on the world the time is not far distant when like the early disciples we shall be forced to seek refuge and salute in solitary places as the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman armies with 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 so get this the Cuban 1000 pound and that is not the siege of Jerusalem it's not in the Blair Bill of $888.00 was not the siege of Jerusalem it's the. Papal Sabbath being in force by a decree That's the national Psalm the law that is the siege of Jerusalem and the quote continues on the next page it will then be time to leave the large cities preparatory to leaving the smaller ones for retired homes in secluded places among the mountains and now instead of seeking expensive dwellings here we should be preparing to move to a better country even a heavenly instead of spending our means and self gratification we should be studying to economize every talent left of God should be used to His glory and giving the warning to the world so. Here's the thing the Sunday law is your last chance to flee the city and we're going to talk about this as the series progresses but I would tell you when I was watching some live streams of the news last night I was reminded of Ellen White statement out of the cities out of the cities of the be our message and I'm thankful that I live in the country you know you might be living in the city right now and you might be comforted by the idea that you have until the national Sunday law to leave the city that's true but boy I wouldn't want to be in the city right now the way this world is going the sooner you can get out with a clear safe plan I would encourage you to leave. But against the siege of Jerusalem which we're going to talk about the abomination of desolation of the series progresses as well is analogous or synonymous with a national summit was not covert 19 or something else so be mindful of that as well we want to be clear in how we describe in time events now with a look at a couple of other statements there's going to be an agitation for a Sunday law so when things start happening in this world where the Sunday law begins to be agitated then we know that we're really at the end notice the statement from great controversy 578579 in both the old in the New World the papacy will receive homage in the honor paid to the Sunday institution that rest solely upon the authority of the Roman church so the old world of Europe the new world is America and of course the whole world will be involved in this the statement continues page $57.00 on a great conversation since the middle of the 19th century students of prophecy in the United States have presented this testimony to the world in the events now taking place the scene of rapid advance toward the fulfillment of the prediction with Protestant teachers there is the same claim of divine authority for Sunday heaping and the same lack of scriptural evidence as with the papal leaders who fabricated miracles to supply the place of a command from God The assertion and I listen to this the assertion that God adjustments are visited upon men for their violation of the Sunday thing with will be repeated already it is beginning to be urged in a movement to end for Sunday observances Fathi gaining ground so when you start to see some day observance being agitated you will know that we're getting close and then there's this very interesting statement from review and Herald September 17th 1901 of this paragraph 9 This makes it even clearer as to how the Sunday law. Movement will be agitated notice Well what is this year when the angel of mercy folds her wings and departs Satan will do the evil deeds he has of long wish to d. storm in sympathy warm blood shed in these things he delights and the sea gathers in his harvest and so completely will men be deceived by him that they will declare that these calamities are the result of the death of Trayvon of the 1st day of the week so isn't this ironic Satan is the one who brings the calamities and then he will deceive men to declare that these calamities that he created are because people have been death a creating Sunday now the quote continues Listen to this from the pulpits of the popular churches will be heard the statement that the world is being punished because Sunday is not honored as it should be and it will require no great stretch of imagination for men to believe this they are guided by the enemy and therefore they reach conclusions which are entirely fall so. When you hear the leading Sunday ministers of our time. I'm talking about like Jerry Falwell Jr talking about Jolo seen t.d. Jakes Rick Warren I'm not trying to catch the spurs on their character maybe some of these men will respond to God lathi a message I'm not judging their hearts but I'm just saying when you hear leading ministers. Agitating and calling for Sunday worship because God has them for and judgments out on America you'll know that Jesus is out the door and that a Sunday was about to come now I want to share something with you very interesting and this is a source a short little sermon a entitled why God took Sunday away by Pastor Robert field and he's the pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church in Montreal's Well back in Canada I took the lank up on the screen and I'm going to read some highlights from this message and you can write the slant down as as you look here at the video on the screen and you can go to that link yourself and listen to it it's only 12 minutes long or you can just put in your view of overalls or whatever browser you use why God took Sunday away in the name Robert field and you should find out of this link it's very fascinating to listen to I'm just going to give you a few highlights and this is what he said he said this about 6 to 8 weeks ago he said Sunday is been taken away gatherings have been taken away by. You know we me but I live streams but it's not the same something that's missing these live streams are a poor replacement for a gathering on the Lord's day and of course Sunday is lawful or they have or that's what he thinks so then he says what does God trying to teach is true church why would God take away Sunday and he says so many venues for sharing the gospel have been reduced and he has some reasons for this this is very fascinating Listen to this he says there are several reasons for why God has taken some of the way he says this is a judgment on his people he says the church the Sunday churches need to wake up and hear his voice and he says a key reason is this in looking at the present condition the virus is a judgment on the Christian Church the Church is close God has the eradicated worship on his day he has taken Sunday away he is sending a message. That he is not pleased with what the Christian church has done to his day of worship now look Sunday is not God's day of worship but this is the take of the Sunday minister have and then notice what he says Do You Do we really think we have been honoring this day we have not been following the 4th Amendment and again I find that ironic you know they have not been following the 4th Commandment He says Israel lost their day of worship by banks and exiled what used to be the Lord's Day has been turned into the Lord's our use of we don't abstain from work and play Sunday has become optional for Christians we can opt out of church to go to hockey games referring to Montreal's or to do lawn work he talked about how when he says the church burned to the ground while the 4th Commandment is violated Now isn't that fascinating because the 4th Commandment is being violated but not for the reasons that he thinks and he says we're teaching the next generation that Sunday is not important and he says perhaps with the loss of Sunday in the weeks of ahead we will see if necessity and then he goes Isaiah 581-3142 talk about the Sabbath and I'm like wow about the 7th day not the 1st day and then he says will we repent and change or will we stayed as a lukewarm church goddess be seeing but are we listening to his sermon that he's a sincere man but he's deceived as to which a day has been dishonored that's rather fascinating I want to read the statement from Christ object lessons page for 12. As we look at what will eventually trigger the Sunday law it is in a crisis that character is revealed when the earnest voice proclaimed at midnight behold the bridegroom cometh go yet to meet him and the sleeping virgins were roused from their slumber that was seen who had made preparation for the event both parties were taken unawares but one was prepared for the emergency and the other was found without preparation to listen to the so now a sudden an unlooked for calamity something that brings the soul face to face with will show whether there is any real faith in the promises of God it will show whether the soul is sustained by grace the great final comes at the close of human probation when it will be too late for the souls need to be supplied so there's going to be a sudden and unlooked for calamity that will trigger the Sunday law the midnight try and when we look at what's happening in the world around us I don't know what the unlooked for calamity will be but what I do you know is that there will be an unlooked for calamity that will eventually bring on a Sunday lot and left and I will say this unless you're sound asleep to reality what's happening with the covert 19 pandemic and now with the civil unrest is the type of thing that if it doesn't get better and look I'm not making this as a prediction but I'm just saying in a hypothetical sense if we had a terrible 2nd wave of the covert 900 pandemic and civil unrest blew out of control it's not hard to imagine how people could start calling for. Sunday to be honored because we've been desecrating that day as a nation and the time to come back to God and then we have 7th the evidence would realize Wow Jesus truly is out the door and certainly there's the possibility that the covert 900 pound Mike is a wake up call but it's not the end of all things and that it's just a clear sign of the coming of Jesus as we move along here but we need to be awake to the reality that it could be a sign for the end of all things and I want to close by reading a passage from Luke Chapter 21. Versus 25 through 31 if you have your Bibles and I invite you to get them out and follow along as I read these passages and starting a verse 25 Eva So there will be signs in the sun and then the man on the stars in the fall of the earth the strength of nations with perplexity the sea and the waves roaring men's hearts failing them for fear and for looking after those things which are timing on the earth for the powers of heaven shall be shaken and certainly we can see that men's hearts are failing them for fear right now verse $27.00 and then shal they see the sun amounts coming on a cloud with power and great glory and when these things begin to come to them list up or them look up and lift up your heads for your redemptions Ross and I and he speaks of them in a terrible behold the fig tree and all the trees when they now shoot forth you see and know of your own selves the summer is now night so likewise he when you see these things come to pass and know ye that the Kingdom of God is night and friends friends as we see the coven $900.00 pandemic the civil unrest the signs all around us we see that some are fig tree so to speak we see the clearly the signs of the coming of Jesus and we can have confidence that as others hearts are failing them for fear we can look up knowing that are redemption draws near and that this is good news that we have a friend in Jesus and so I just want to encourage. That we want to have a clear understanding of the prophetic events that are going to be coming upon this world that we want to have a clear walk with the Lord to realize that he is coming to save us and that we want to use this one too of opportunity to share the truth for this time with the world around us and let's not get caught up in speculation let's just follow the clear. Delineated prophetic signs that have been given to us that the Sunday law is the trigger it's the catalyst upon which all other end time events will fall into place based on this controversy sister e. So all of the things that are happening right now are setting the table for a Sunday lot some point we don't know exactly when the Sunday what law will take place but let us be mindful and aware of the times of which we are alive and to be ready for the soon coming of Jesus so let's be faithful let's do all that we can to share the message and let's be ready for him to come some looking forward to our next presentation next week where we will talk about the abomination of desolation from Scripture and that's going to give us a clearer understanding of how things will come to an end so as we bring this message to a close I'm just going to offer a word of prayer and then we will continue next week so let's pray Father in heaven we thank you for the more sure word of prophecy we thank you that you've given us clear warning signs for what is coming and of what the trigger will be for the end of all things but I pray that we would have the extra oil in our lamps so that we would be ready when the midnight cry comes when the Sunday law comes May we even be ready now as we see what is happening and may we be faithful until you come I pray to Jesus name and. Thank you and God bless. This media was brought to you by audiophiles a website dedicated to spreading God's word through free sermon audio and much more if you would like to know more about audio verse if you would like to listen more sermon leave visit w w w audio person or.

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