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Evacuation Plans

Carlis Clinton

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  • September 11, 2021
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16 years after hurricane katrina, which was the costliest and the most deadly hurricane in United States history. Hurricane otta was making her way to the coast of louisiana. And so, in hindsight, we now have found out that ida is the 2nd costliest hurricane in United States. History didn't take us near about as many lives. But you know, as hurricane otto began to make her way towards the coast, the meteorologist, you know, they were charting, or course they knew that she was coming. They knew that they begin to warn the people you need to brace yourselves in these coastal areas around louisiana and that area down there and mississippi. You've got to prepare for this hurricane this coming in. So some of the state and the city officials, they begin to urge people to make evacuation plans. And some of the areas had mandatory evacuation order. Some they were all voluntary, but everyone began to brace who were in that area. Brace for a storm that was coming. They knew had very deadly potential. And just 2 weeks ago yesterday, in anticipation of otter making landfall, the mayor of new Orleans latoya can trail said this. She said the situation is much more serious than it was 6 hours ago. And the hurricane. It represents a dramatic threat to the people of the city of new Orleans. And she said, this time is not on our side time she said was not on our side indeed, less pray or jesus this morning. I am keenly aware. It seemed like time is not on our side, but jesus, your on our side. And for that for that we find great hope in great comfort. And I'm just praying this morning through the foolishness of preaching and through your holy spirit that you will touch our hearts this morning. Make us keenly aware of the time in which we live and keenly aware of the need of jesus that we all have right now. So lord, please forgive us of our sans since your presence here mildly among us, I asked in christ name. They knew 2 weeks ago, as the forecasters began to anticipate this arrival of ida, it occurred to me I was driving in my car and it struck me. I said this, this evacuation plan is evacuation ideas. This is a perfect analogy to the coming, the warnings that we here to be prepared for, the 2nd coming of jesus. And so I started then working on a sermon and a lot of things to begin to come to my mind. And we won't even have time to get into to day of how all this tied together. But because as important is it was for the people over in the east to be preparing for ida. How much more important is it for us to be preparing to meet jesus when he comes back very soon? won't you look at a couple of quotes with me? evangelism, page 194 and 195. It says there are many who do not understand the prophecies relating to these days and they must be enlightened. It is the duty of both watchman and layman to give the trumpet a certain sound as a watchman. In the 7th day adventist church, i've been given a responsibility and that, and I want to make the trumpet, make a certain sound every time I step into the pulpit, i feel like if this is got, this can be the last time. Who knows what's going to happen, he saw a feel of responsibility. And again, as I mentioned in the prayer, i want to be keenly aware of the, the prophetic time of where we're in, at, in that stream of prophetic time. Right now. Here's another quote. Says let the watchman now lift up their voice and give the message which is present truth for this time. Let us show the people where we are at in prophetic history. That's my goal this morning is to, to take a peek at some of this prophetic timeline and see exactly where we're at. And I believe jesus brothers and sisters, i believe jesus is coming soon. And I believe it is time now for us to be making evacuation plans. Go with me if you would, matthew chapter 24. Excuse me, matthew. Chapter 24. Read verses. $42.00 to $44.00. Matthew 24 beginning in verse 42, I'm reading from the new king james virgin. Says watch therefore, you don't know what our, your lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what our, the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into verse 44. Therefore, you also be ready for the son of man is coming in an hour that you do not expect in this passage. Jesus says you need to watch you needed be ready for my coming and you know, way in the 7th day adventist church were pretty good at that. I mean, the adventist that it's in our, it's part of our name. It's a part of our make up. We're anticipating the coming the advent of jesus. So we, we take the 2nd coming a jesus very seriously, but withers encouragement to watch in this passage. Jesus says that he's going to come at a time that we don't expect it. And want to read that and look at all this going on in the world and look at what we understand is a church prophetically from the bible. Like it's kind of perplexing to me that jesus says, well, you know all these things and be watching for it. But, but he says, you're not going to know exactly what's going to happen. And so I thought, well, if you back up even to the beginning of this chapter that we're looking at and Matthew, chapter $24.00, you're going to this chapter is a whole chapter is basically a point by point list of things to be looking for to be aware of is going to be taking place just prior to the coming of jesus. But notice how he in the chapter, he says, you don't know what our lord is coming. And he also says the son of man is coming in an hour. You do not expect, and so it's still in spite of all of that in spite of all he had just said in the previous verses, in matthew $24.00, he's ends up saying it's going to be a surprise to some degree or another. Look at another quote with me. The end is very near. We who know the truth should be preparing for what is soon to break upon the world as a what? overwhelming surprise for men. But the surprise brothers and sisters is going to be for those who are not preparing those who are not watching those who are not thinking and observing and being alert as to what's going on. We who are watching and waiting, believe me, and there's some quotes, but there's going to be some things. It's going to surprise us about how some of these things unfold. We have a very, very clear idea of many of the things that some of the things are going to surprise us. I think all of us and, but he said you don't have to be totally taken by surprise. Look at 1st dis, loans, chapter 5 versus 2 through 6. Excuse me. It says for you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord. So comes as a thief and the night verse 3. For when they say peace and safety, then sudden destruction comes upon them as a labor pains upon a pregnant woman, and they shall not escape. But he says, notice verse for, but you brethren, are not in darkness so that this day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light instead of the day, we are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore he says, let us not sleep as others do. But let us watch and be sober. Other words, we don't have to be taken by surprise. If we're keeping her eyes open, if we're keeping in tune with jesus, we need to watch. We need to be alert of what's taking place in the world around us. And notice this quote, those who placed themselves under god's control to be led and guided by him, we'll catch the steady tread of the events ordained by him to take place. So he says those of us who are given our lives to g you every day. We're surrendering ourselves to him, he says, you'll be able to notice the tread of the things as if things are marching on towards my coming. You'll be aware of those things. Another quote. And again, all of these are in the handout this that will be online. So it's prophecy is fast fulfilling more notice this much more should be said about these tremendously important subjects. The day is a hand when the destiny of souls will be fixed for ever. Great pain should be taken to keep the subject before the people. The solemn fact is to be kept, not only before the people of the world, but before own churches, that the day of the Lord will come. Suddenly and unexpectedly, the methods that I'm sharing with you today is a message that I share with my congregation last sabbath. And I told him, as I mentioned last night, that I've never as a pastor over 2 decades gone through a timeline, a chronology of last day events. I've never done this my ministry before and I'm doing it because I think there's some confusion. Now about this. I'm finding out more and more that a lot of us is 70 avenue, is we some of these events, some of these things and in the and the order of some of these things is kind of confused or very hazy in our minds. And so I want to clarify that we're not going to go through, don't, we're not go through everything on this list by any means. But I do want you to be aware that 2nd page is got lots and lots of text and cloaks that go along with all that she can spend all sabbath and next sabbath in the sabbath after going through these things. But we've got to keep in mind brothers and sisters, that We are in a stream of events and we can be watching and keep an eye on what's going on in this prophetic time chart. It leads to the coming of jesus. We got to remember this world is not our home as comfortable as we may have become. This world is not our home. And God has given us ample warnings that he is coming and now is the time to make our evacuation plans. Notice this, the work of the people of god is to prepare for the events of the future, which will soon come upon them with blinding force. 7 evans, we have long been known for our prophetic understanding. And many years ago, we often use these prophetic timelines. The height nor awareness of the place we are, the spots were at the time of in the, in the history of the coming of jesus. But those things and using these things as largely fallen out of popularity for several reasons that we don't have time for me to go into this morning. But regardless, i see some value in it. As I share this with my church last sabbath, i was surprised at the feedback I got, especially from some of the younger people, how they were amazed to hear in some of his like was the 1st time they'd heard some of these things. And so anyway, let's get started, you've got a handout, i hope you do, i've got a picture of it on the screen here. And it lays out this chronology of, of, it's like I said, I'm not going to all of this. And this is not developed by me. This was originally by a guy named james hayward. I've made a few revisions, etc here. But basically what happens is events it takes place, leading up to the coming of jesus. They're basically broken up into 3 sections. And one of them is this preparation time which we're living in. Now, we're living in a time where we should be prepared. We need to be watching. We need to be ready. We need to be surrender in our lives to jesus. So that's where we're at now. Secondly, we're going to move into what we call the early time of trouble. And then finally, we'll move in to the final time of trouble. Another word we've heard, we call it the time of jacob trouble, and then becoming a jesus. But one of the dangers, and this is one of the reasons that we don't use the charts like we used to so much is that these charts can give us a false sense of security. That it's what I call the avenues version of the secret rapture. Because we look at them, we take these charts and we say, well, we're over here. The come in a jesus is over here, so I'm good, right? And those who believe in the secret rafter think, well the, the rapture hadn't happened. So god's people hadn't taken us so I still got some time left. Right. And so we have, and this is our, our speaker rapture. And so we're not day, we're not careful. That's very dangerous. Thinking that I can just wait around because we still have some time to go. We don't know what's going to happen. But the one great prophetic marker in time, so many evidence look forward to think. That's the point where I know I've gotta get serious with jesus. Can anyone guess what? It is? Exactly the sunday law. Let me assure you. If you're waiting for that to happen to get serious when jesus is going to be way too late at that point. You know, matthew chapter 25 and I may be going over that parable this afternoon. I'm still debating a couple of messages. But and Matthew, 25. There's the parable among other things of the 10 virgins. And in that parable of those 10 virgins you find that 5 of them were foolish, and they were foolish because they were not preparing ahead of time. They start to let us have some of your oil right. They weren't preparing they, when the day started come and they realized the bridegroom was there. They said, oh no, we were not ready. And so they were lost is result in that story is given for you. And in fact, ms. White says very specifically that that 10 burden is for the advent people today. That's what that story specifically applying to. And so we've gotta be ready now. You know, we're in that preparation time right now. And so you can notice on this chart the 1st day that I have listed there is 1798. It begins what we call the time of the end. This was when revelation chapter 13 verse 3. It says, I saw one of his deadly thought one of his heads, and it had been mortally wounded. This is when the beast power, the 1st beast a revelation. Chapter 13 receive what appears to be a deadly wound. Now, suddenly avenue, along with many protestant repre reformers recognize this 1st beast. Revelation 13 is the papacy. We understand that I'm not going to go into all of that this morning when I have time for that. But in 1798, the papacy receive what appeared to be this deadly wound. The pope was taken captive, as we know, and the power of the papacy they thought had come to an end. And it did, at least temporarily. And I'm assuming that again, most of you have a background enough background of this. You understand what I'm talking about. But the next day, as you can see listed there is 844. This is the beginning. I heard it loaded to and one of the sabbath school classes this morning. As in the beginning of the investigative judgment, this is when jesus, he from the holy place in the, in the sanctuary and heaven to the most holy place. He changed his ministry at that point in the time of judgment began. We're living now in the anti typical day of atonement or judgment. And you find out about that. And daniel chapter $8.00 and $9.00 but also is key to understand. This is the time when we begin to proclaim, you know, 1844 b, N to proclaim the 3 angels messages found. Of course, revelation chapter 14 and brothers and sisters. That was this message of the 3 angels that was dan and still ears and will be till jesus comes our primary responsibility as a people to share the 3 angels message with this world before jesus comes. There is no more pertinent message for this world than the 3 angels message. And the last date list is very tiny, there is 929. That's the beginning of the healing of the wound spoken of in revelation chapter 13 verse 3 says, his deadly wound was healed. In all the world marveled and followed the beast. And as this, a wound is healing. This power and the prominence and the popularity of the papacy is growing and it's been growing. We can see it very clearly. I guess so many quotes i could share with you. But now the pope is at a place where many of the world leaders of secular governments consider him to be. He's like the world's pastor. Now, when they think of, of, we need some spiritual advice. Even other denominations are thinking, well, we've got this one guy. He can, can represent us as a christian, as a leader of the christian world. And so anyway, we're living now and in the time of the lead to see in church that 7th church from revelation chapter 2 inverse 3. And we've seen hurricane out is just one of the many, many examples we're living in this time of all these natural disasters that are going on. And they're occurring more and more frequently in causing much more destruction and cost and in money and in lives. But so now is the time brothers and sisters, when we see all these, these things happening that we have got to be preparing. We've got to be watching. We've got to be making a more full surrender to jesus that this time. And so cerebral things are going to begin to take place and they're taking place even now a counterfeit revival among the following churches, among those churches who, who are not worshiping on god's holy day. L early writings page 261 says this. I saw that god has honest children among the nominal ad bennett. So he says, she said, even among some of those administrators who are not really serious about jesus, he says, I see that god is honest, children among those nominal eminence and the fall in churches. And before the plagues shall be poured out, ministers and people, we called out from these churches, and will gladly receive the truth. A man sate nosy, she says, and before the loud cry, the 3rd angels given, he raises an excitement in these religious bodies. If those who have rejected the truth may think that god is with them, he hopes to see the honest and lead them to think that god is still working for the churches. And so churches that are, are that know the truth. So and many do and are not following the truth and they begin to see god working in these churches. Because satan is starting to do a thing, she said, god site and start to do a work in the churches to make the people think. Ok, god is with us. We see this happening. We see these miracles occurring and we'll talk more about that in a minute. And so god must still be with us. And so this is also the time of the shaking and the shifting that's going to separate god's true followers from those who are not. So we're living also in probably the beginning of the shaking time. And we can see it happening, brother and sisters. As a pastor, you can see how god is sifting the church. And now 2nd, this loan is chapter 2, verse 9 and 10 says the working of satan with all power signed and lying wonders. And with all unrighteous deception among those who perished because they did not receive the love of the truth. That they might be said. There is a group of supposed believers who are just chaff among the wheat that will be separated from the true followers of jesus because they will not follow the truth as it is in jesus. God right now, you know, I told my church last week which we were a whole week church. All the chaff was gone, right? There's not my job to separate because I might be one of the ones who separated, but it's not our job, but god is looking and he is preparing a whole week. Church is coming. Were not there yet? Great controversy 6 awaits so that the storm approaches a large class who profess fate. In the 3rd angels message, there'll be some among us, but who have not been sanctified to a beat in to the truth, abandon their position, and join the ranks of the opposition by uniting with the world and partaking of its spirit. Listen to this. They have come to view matters in nearly the same light and when the test is brought, they are prepared to choose the easy, popular side. There is a group of profess christians. There is a group of 7 de avenue people may be sa, mama mongers here this morning that live like the world. We've been making choices and we've chosen the things of the world over the things of heaven. So many times it says that this will continue, continue, where they've come to a place where they're viewing things in the same light is those of the world they, they may come and be here on sabbath morning with the rest of the week. And in reality, their hearts are far from jesus. They are a whole other place. And so anyway, all these now, all these things is going on it now at this time, natural disasters are getting worse and worse. Civil unrest is growing worse and worse, they will continue to do so. And our government in a, in a desperate dilemma. We'll look for any ways that they can find to somehow try and bring some order out of the chaos. Matthew $24.00 of us verse 7 for nation will rise against nation kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines, pestilence, susan, earthquakes in various places. And so, as disaster and disease grow in frequency and financial consequence, nations are going to be looking for answers, not just the United States, all over the world, nations are looking what in the world can we? It's happening right now. This is not something that we've got to see. Well, that's way down there on the other end of the chart. It's right here where we're at right now. That's where we're living. And so as these things continue to grow, the papacy who's deadly wound is now healed. Will offer answers and the pope will be this and it's, and you can see it. And again, I've read so many things and you probably have to how the pope is, you know, we'll have answers for these natural as a natural choice. As many of the world leaders, they looked at him as the world's pastor, they'll look to him, they'll look to the church in this conglomeration of the government and religion. They'll began to, to look through this situation and this joint conglomeration to help bring peace and hope to what's going on in the world and as united States. And there's some quotes about this own here, a government and world allotted to begin to hear the voice of the papacy. There's finally going to be call a call for a universal sunday law. And this is that point we all keep looking for. That's what I'm looking for. And as sunday law is going to be assigned for god's people to leave the large cities and to get out into the country. But listen, it only makes sense and it's easier to do it now that it will be then. Now the time brother sisters, wow, to do it while, while it's easy, it's going to get more and more difficult to do that. And you can imagine, we finally come to that place where they're going to start putting on limits on buying and selling. How hard it will be to do at that time. And so now the time for that, at least it is for me and so low. Notice this quote. As the seeds of jerusalem by the roman armies were the signal for flight to the judean christians. So this was in $7080.00, so the assumption of power on the part of our nation. In the decree enforcing the PayPal sabbath will be a warning to us. It will then be the time to leave the large cities preparatory to leaving the smaller ones for retired homes in secluded places, among the mountains. You know, if we haven't already done so at that point, you know, that's going to be our very last chance and it's going to be a lot more difficult at that time to do so. And this is the time when you move in to the little time of trouble. And so I want us to notice something about this that I haven't always been pointed out to me. And I've just been really, in my mind, come into an awareness of this that the sunday law is really going to be divided into 2 phases. And during the 1st phase of the sunday law will have more liberties than we will at the end. I mean, during the 1st phase, sunday, worship won't be enforced at that point. At that point, they'll be introduced in the you know, the laws about not being able to buy or sale and will, but we will be forbidden to work on that day. But we won't be forced to worship on that day. So this is a time where we can continue own, in our missionary work is we're going to see in just a moment because we won't be can till compelled to worship that day. Now I want to notice something also that this is not gonna be a time when we are, the sunday law was 1st introduced to, to be protesting. And to be making, you know, it's a time of what I would say. Conscientious cooperation at the listen. Listen of this quote, to defy the sunday laws will but strengthen in their persecution the religious zealots who are seeking to enforce them. Give them No occasion to call you law breakers. Keep ride on with your missionary work with your bibles in your hands, and the enemy will see that he has worsted his own cause. One doesn't received the Mark of the beast because he shows that he realizes the wisdom of keeping the peace by refraining from work that gives offence, doing at the same time a work of the highest importance. So if not the time during this 1st phase of the sunday law, we can continue spread and god's word is a time for missionary work. Notice this quote. When we devote sunday to missionary work, the whip will be taken out of the hands of the arbitrary zealots, who would be well pleased to humiliate, 7th day adventists. You can understand what the, the implications there. And by our, complying as we can to the level that we can, it takes the wind out of the sales of those who are wanting to really persecute those who are not worshipping on Sunday at that point. And so the spreading that the A 3 angels message were still doing it. And particularly the 3rd angels method is swells louder and latter till we reach that loud cry that you've heard of a revelation 18 in this loud cry. A revelation 19 will be accompanied by the latter rain, the out pouring of god's spirit. And this is the message that calls other believers who have not yet made their choices. This is when the final choices are made at that time. No, jesus said in John chapter 10 verse 16, he said, other sheep i have which are not at this fold them also I must bring and they will hear my voice. And there will be one flock and one shepherd. So jesus is going continue to is spirit, do those of us who are spreading the word continue to call folks from those other churches and those who are shipping on the wrong day. And so this loud cries responded to by many people who take their stand, they come out of those places. They come in to follow and jesus, and the truth as it is. And jesus notice revelation 18. Revelation 18 once as after these things, I saw another angel coming down from heaven having authority. And the great authority in the earth was illuminated with his glory inverse for I heard another voice from heaven saying come out of her, my people, lest you sharon her sins. And lest you receive of her plagues. So this is the time of the latter rain. This port out of god's spirit, thousands are being converted into the day. Miracles are occurring, things are happening like we never dreamed of. Great controversies, page 390 revelation 18 points to a time when as a result of rejecting the threefold warning a revelation 146 through 12. The church will have fully reached the condition foretold by the 2nd angel. The 2nd angel. By the way, says babylon is fallen as fallen and the people of god still in battle and will be called upon to separate from her communion, to leave those churches, their worship being on the wrong day. And this message is, notice is the last message. There will ever be given to the world so that an equivalently means people still have a choice. They still have a chance at this time, the door probation has not closed at this point. And so as the leaders, you know, and so this is, this is during this 1st phase of the sunday law, at some point, it's going to become more urgent. It's going to become, have more enforcement more meet behind the threats at some point. And as the leaders of these churches, they have formed an image to the beast. They see that there are people that are leaving their churches that are responding to this cry, this loud cry. And they see people moving in their desperation, they're going to seek the government's aid to stop the advancement of the sabbath truth. And to stop those who are sharing it at that place. Notice this great controversy. 6 o 7. The church appeals to the strong arm of civil power and in this work, papacy and protestants unite. Here's that time were finally. Those who are who used to be caught up with this still call protestant unite with a church that they were protesting against. They've united on this one calls sunday, goes on as the movement for sunday enforcement becomes more and more, more bold and decided the law will be invoked against commandment keepers. They will be threatened with fines and imprisonment notice this, and some will be offered positions of influence and other rewards and advantages as the inducements, as inducements to reduce it to renounce their faith. So at this point, things are wrapping up their getting worse at this point. But notice that they use both the care and the stick are used to try and get god's people to change their minds to, to come over to that side so to speak. Some are offered or threatened to be put in jail, it says, and some are says fines and imprisonment. And others are offered positions of influence and rewards, an advantage, minutes and advantages. And so there's the caird and the stick that's being used. And so keep in mind that the shaking of the separation of god's people to chap on the weak gods working on building up the whole week church is taking place. It's getting really serious now at this point, those who are not firmly decided for jesus and his word at this point. They're going to abandon the faith. They're going to don't leave the faith and leave jesus. And they're going to go along with the sunday laws. And this is the time that those, that people are either receiving the Mark of the beast, sunday worship, or the seal of god. Sabbath worship, and God is holding back. The winds of strife, jacob's trouble as people are continuing to make their decisions at that point. Notice revelation 7123. After these things I saw 4 angel standing at the 4 corners of the earth, holding the 4 winds of earth that the wind should not blow on the earth on the sea or on any tree. Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living god. And he cried with a loud voice to the 4 angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea saying, do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our god in their foreheads. So at this point, up until this point, god is still bid restraining evil to some degree. And during this time it up until this time, the door probation is still open. Jesus still ministering in the heavenly sanctuary. As our high priest, people are still making their choices to follow jesus and his word and worship on his day or to follow man and the beast and worship on his day. So the choices is still open, the choice is still open. People are making these choices, and satan is going to try to attempt to deceive people from another front, now, fault signs and wonders will continue to grow at this point. Notice revelation 131314. He performs great signs, so the even makes far come down from heaven on the earth in the side of men. He deceived those on the earth by the signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast. So satan is doing the signs and wonders this fault. Revival is going on among the churches they think. Oh, Jesus must still be with us this and this is going on that all the thing now said he brings his great culmination the greatest deception he's ever going to do. Second corinthians chapter 11. 14 and 15. Says no wonder for satan himself transformed himself into an angel of light. Satan attempts to this to trick the world that he is jesus himself at this point. Natural disasters are going on. Signs and wonders are taking place like we've never dream brother, this is. This is not a fantasy. This is all soon to be happening here. So god's spirit is poured out. Everyone's making this conscientious decision to follow, god receive his seal and follow the beast and receive his mark. Notice this. But when sunday observant shall be enforced by law and the world shall be enlightened concerning the obligations, the true sabbath. Then whoever shelton transgress the command of god to obey a precept which has no higher authority than that of rome, will thereby honor popery above god. He's paying homage to rome and to the power which enforces the institution ordained by rome. He is worshipping the beast and his image, and as man then reject the institution which god has declared to be the son of his authority and honor in its stead that which rome has chosen as a token of her supremacy then or she me. They will thereby accept the sign of allegiance to rome, the Mark of the beast. So how many people had the market, the base right now? 0 goes own. And if not, until the issue is thus plainly set before the people, and they are brought to choose between the commandments of god and the commandments of men, than that those who continue in transgression will receive the Mark of the beast. Finally, we come to the place in history and prophetic history, where it's clear to everybody, everyone can make their choice owner on an informed conscious it that police. Everyone can see this is the 2 issues. My going to follow god. Am I going to follow man? And brother sisters, that's why so important for us to now make our calling an election. Sure. You think it's tough to decide whether you're going to go to work on a sabbath and your work it it arbys are not and observe god sabbath. Now you wait till then you think it's tough now. This nothing. Nothing compared to what is going to be life without hope, we'll talk about that in a minute. But the issues clear to everyone, everyone's making their decision. And once we reach this place, god's spirit is finally withdrawn, those 4 angels that we read rotten revelation chapter 7 there. They draw back and let the winds of strife blow. And so now at this point is the time where it comes, we're god's restraint over evil is removed. Now they all restrain over able, is gone at this place. And so that's why we, we read the quote about how we'll have to live without an intercessor. Doesn't mean that we will have god's holy spirit. There's no way we can ever make it without god spear, right? It just means that god won't be, his spirit won't be restraining evil. At that point will be living at a time where god is no longer holding back the winds of strife at this place. And so when all this happens, the door probation closes when the proration closes. All decisions are final, and this is when the great time of trouble begins. Spoken about daniel daniel, 12 verse one. He says there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time. So when probation is close, the plagues began to fall. Revelation chapter 15 verse one. Then I saw another sign in heaven. Great and marvellous 7 angels having the 7 last plagues. For in them the wrath of god is complete. And revelation 16 verse one than I heard a loud voice on the temple saying to those 7 angels go in for out the bowls of the wrath of god on the earth. And so here's when the plagues begin to fall. And as, as those plagues begin to be poured out on the followers of the beast, they make this decree to spoken of in revelation chapter 13. Notice this though, read in just a 2nd, read a quote element or early riding 36. I saw that the 4 angels would hold the 4 winds until jesus, his work was done in the sanctuary. And then we'll come the 7 last plagues. These plagues notice enraged the wicket against the righteous because the wicked now things are getting even worse. Now we've made the sunday laws were trying to enforce the sunday law, so we're trying to do what's right. And now the plagues begin to fall they, they really says they get enraged at this point and they get raised against the righteous. They thought that we had brought the judgments of god upon. And they think those, those people who are keeping god to day, or the reason for the plagues, and if they could, and that if they could rid the earth of us, those are keeping god law. The plagues would then be stayed. A decree went forth to slay the sites which caused them to cry, day and night for deliverance. This was the time of jacob's trouble. This is what we read up and read of. And revelation. Chapter 13 verse 15, he was granted power to read the image of the beast that the image of the base should both speak and cause notice as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. Now the death decree is out there. No longer just an inability to bar sale. Now, the threat of death is placed upon the followers of god. And as this is decree to kill, god's people is announced. This is the time where we flee from those country homes that we have already moved to from those country home to the more secluded places. You know, we've heard of the flee into the heels in the mountains. That's that time that we're referring to right now is when the decree goes forth, the death decree, that's the time to leave the country home to move out into the, to the, to the, to the wilderness, so to speak. But here's the good news. We don't have to worry about our provisions. Isaiah 3316. Bread will be given him. His water will be sure. God, just like god took care of olaja. With raven bringing food in the creek there, he would have to get. God will take care of his notice also early writings page 56. The Lord has shown me repeatedly that is contrary to the bible to make any provision for temporal wants in the time of trouble. And this is talking about the great time of trouble, jacob trouble right now. And will we move into the, the little time or trouble, we still need to be taken care of, or we need to be prepared. We need to be putting food up. We need to be store and, and prepare and Learning to prepare on things. And he goes on a saw that if the saints had food laid out by them or in the field in the time of trouble, when sword, famine and pestilence are in the land, it will be taken from them by violent hands and strangers would reap their feels then will be the time for us to trust, holy and God, and he will sustain us. God will. What? So do we have to worry about that? No. We have now come to the Place at that plate time, what we learn to trust everything to jesus. God finally has his whole wheat church when he's been looking for things have gotten really bad now, but god still spares his children, the for blood of the plague if you wanted about these plagues. Notice this great controversy. 628. These plagues are not universal or the inhabitants of the earth would be wholly cut off. And so as those plagues a port out, we're going to suffer, god's people are going to suffer, but we won't have the full, blunt god will send his angels to protect us. Notice this psalm 91 verse 1011. No evil shall befall you, nor shall any play come near your dwelling, for he shall give his angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways. And you think back to the 10 plagues when god was bringing his people out of Egypt, right? He had that they lived in the land of goshen. And so when the children of israel went over to the land of goshen, the land of goshen didn't experience the full blunt of those plagues. Now Sure, it was a very difficult time for him, right. Because all the things that was going on around them, but they didn't experience the full, blunt, and that's exactly what will happen to us in the last days as I understand it. And as the world is being ravaged by these 1st 6 plagues, a lot of people don't realize the 7th plague is actually the coming of jesus. He talks about the great earthquake in the, the hail stones that are falling to that point. And then jesus comes matthew $24.00. Then the son of the son of Van will appear in heaven. And then all the tribes of the earth will mourn and they will see the sun, a man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. He will send his angels with the great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together his elect from the 4 winds from one end of heaven to the other. This is when the 2nd coming occurs. This is when will hear that trumpet, black of the archangel of god. This is one, will see the dead rising from the grave. This is when will be taken up to meet them in the air. This is what we have been looking for. This is what we've been preaching as a church. We're going on 200 years now. We've been proclaiming the advent jesus, this is the great hope, the 2nd advent. And I'm going to leave the chart now. You know, we all know what's take place during the 1000 years and all that. I'm not, we'll get into that. We're very familiar with those things. So, but I want to bring us back to today the time we're living in now. Just a few weeks ago, 2 weeks ago and anticipation of hurricane i'd as arrival. Those who did not evacuate before. They were now left in the city. And they had to board up their windows as we do. And in some places, when you know a storm like that's going to hit they, they boarded up their windows there. They brought all their pets in doors. They huddled together in the lower areas of their homes, away some way from Windows and away from walls. And they waited, they waited what they knew was going to be, or it's certainly anticipated to be winds and rain unlike any that they had probably ever dealt with before. And so those who in the city of new Orleans, you know, there's a levy system and that levy was tested and failed to a large degree in hurricane katrina. So they, they re, did a lot of work on that levy system. But anyway, in New Orleans is levy system is designed to protect a large portions of the city, but those outside of those levies, they had to face the storm with little to no protection at all. And everyone everyone had to be making some decisions. First that we trust those meteorologists, right. They've been saying stuff like this for years. They've been saying this forever. They've been wrong so many times. So do we plan on leaving the city? Are we going to take our chances the city? Do we trust me or else what are we going to do to prepare? Are we going to make any evacuation plans or what degree of evacuation plans are we going to make? But every one made their choices and they either live with them or they died by them. What about us day? notice this quote. The spirit of god is gradually, but surely being withdrawn from the earth. Can we see that the spirit of god is gradually, but surely being withdrawn from the earth. Plagues and judgments are already falling upon the despises of his, of the Grace of god. The calamities by land and sea, the unsettled state of society, the alarms of war or pretentious, they forecast approaching events of the greatest magnitude. The agencies of evil are combining their forces and their consolidating their strengthening for the last great crisis. Great changes are soon to take place in our world, and the final movements will be what happens. Notice that from testimonies volume 9, page 11911, this morning, 20 years. God says through the prophet says, the great changes are soon to take place. And that these evil forces are consolidating. And the final movements are going to be rep. That's why brothers sisters. We can go from here to over here very quickly, very quickly. But you know, nobody needs to be afraid. A storm is coming. A storm is coming of unprecedented proportions. But the difference in this storm is that we don't have to be afraid if we're trusting in jesus. If you're surrendering the jesus, you may not be where you want to be. I'm not where I want to be with jesus right now. But if we're, every day we're committing our life to him. If we're doing like we talked about the message last night, if we're exposing ourselves jesus every day. And he's beginning this work of transformation is god will make sure that we're ready and there's a quota. I should've, should've put it on the screen or found it. But where it says, god will, he'll do a rapid work. And many of us may have as many people going to be so far from him, in a total surrender. That is, things begin to magnify. He'll, he'll do a trend, but a transforming work in a short amount of time. But believe me, that didn't happen. Painlessly right? There's not, well, I'll just wait the last minute, jesus get me ready. It's not the way it works, not to it works. But the problem, the thing for us is that you have to decide if you're going to take seriously the warning and get prepared Or the meteorologist. Right. Is the preacher just blowing smoke? We've been saying this for almost 200 years now. We've heard this before. Right, right. There been storm warnings before, but now is the time to make our earthly evacuation plan. We've got to be surrender to jesus. And to do that, we have got to have a personal commitment to jesus now not a relationship with jesus. There is a vast difference in, Well I have a relationship with, with, with a lot of people and a lot of ladies and men in my church. But I only have a commitment to my wife. And so a lot the devil has a relationship with jesus, right? He hates jesus. That's his relationship. But that doesn't have a commitment to jesus. And so we've got to have a commitment to jesus and his gotta be now we've got to have it in a less we do. We're going to be overcome even while noticed this. Even while we recognize some of the events going on as we will be overcome because we have not made a face commitment to jesus and you think all Yeah. Right. That sounds kinda strange. Sounds kind of hard to believe. We'll think about the israelites god had been ah, he delivered them from egypt with the 10 plagues right? Just before they left egypt, the plagues, you know, all those things that happen, the water turn in the blood and the, and the flies in the hill and, and the darkness. And all those things were taking place. They saw with their own eyes. They experience with their own bodies, all these things that were taken place around him. So they experienced the 10 plagues. He appeared to them. They're all mount sinai. If you remember, the story is amazing. When you read it, lightnings, and thundering, and the voice of god. The people were terrified when they heard the living. God, they saw this thing, they heard it with their ears. He gave them bread from heaven for 40 years it rained bread from heaven. They saw it for 40 years. He gave them water from a rock. And yet when things got tough, they cried out. Moses, why did you bring us here to die out in the wilderness? brothers, this is don't think just know, and this is going to get you ready. It won't get you ready. It can impel you to get ready, but it won't get you ready in a crisis. They forgot or abandon because they were not in a committed relationship with god at that and hearing loss, the dangers for you. And these events that took place in the events it will be taken place will not be enough to convince those of us who refuse to believe and to surrender. And to have that commitment in the 1st place. You remember jesus in the, in a parable he told us some he said, you know, you wouldn't believe even if someone were to come from the dead, you still wouldn't believe and approve that point. I think it was maybe around a week or so like what long after jesus res, last or from the day or 2, we have a dead man. This brought to live after jesus tells the scribes and pharisees, even if someone come from the dead, you wouldn't believe them. When lazarus was, he brought him from took from the dead to life. They still didn't believe they want to kill ladder again, right? You know that they were trying to kill ladder, they want to kill jesus, and then they're short time after that, when jesus hung on the cross they said, come down from the cross. And then we'll believe Joe, what they wouldn't have. They wouldn't believe him to come down from the cross in unless we begin now to put our full trust to have a full commitment to jesus and believe now that these prophetic events begin to unfold more and more rapidly before very eyes, we will listen to me we will reinterpret them to match the disbelief that we've had all along. That's what happened, the 1st coming a jesus. That's what's gonna happen at the 2nd coming a jesus. Now the time to believe now the time we've got to make our evacuation plans. And unless we have developed a strongly, a deep, strong faith before the final events happen, we will be sorted into the group of disbelievers because we will be disbelievers in spite of our prior claims to being believers and followers. Jesus don't be like the foolish virgins. They thought I can wait, we're right, we're here. We get a little closer and get a little more serious. And then when that sunday law comes, i know I really get serious then it's not going to work that way. You wait too long. We've got to make our evacuation plans now. Don't wait any longer. Jesus is calling and jesus is come. Who all would like to make your vacuum ition plans. Now. Let's pray. Lord jesus, thank you so much for your word. Thank you so much for the the spirit of prophecy that gives us such enlightenment. And lord, i'm so grateful that you love us enough that you didn't want to leave us in the dark. And as we have gone over some of these things to day, lord, I pray that this will be a time we're, as we reflect on these things and look on these pages and these texts on these quotes and, and think about this, the Lord we will indeed decide now the day I need to get serious with jesus. I pray that there's not a person that's here this morning. Not a person this listening online. That will not be ready. Help us lord, i'm praying that a mighty out. We're converse for a mountie out point of your spirit will take place in our hearts now that you will, can finish that work that you started in US, that you will impel us and compel us. And encourage us. Had that walk with me to make those evacuation plans come only to motion ship and commit to jesus cruz. This media was brought to you by audio person, a website dedicated to spreading god's word through free sermon audio, and much more. 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