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The Final Conflict

Ray DeCarlo

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  • August 20, 2006
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00:00 You all got your Bibles? Let’s pray. 

00:07 Father in heaven, once again we thank you for the privilege we have to spend this time to meditate once again on your Holy Word. Now Lord, please grace us with your presence and please help us to recognize our great need of thee. And Father, once more we pray that you will help me to speak the words of life. O Lord, give me those things that are essential and Lord, I pray that we will see Jesus. So bless us now we pray in Jesus´ name. Amen. 

00:39 I want you to turn with me in your Bibles to the book of Revelation. And I want you to go to Rev. 13. Speaking of the antichrist, why don´t you look at verse 3 with me. Rev. 13:3 the Bible says “I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.” I want you to underscore that last part of that verse. How much of the world? All the world; not some, not most, but all the world. One time I was in Australia, I preached this message in a crusade and I had a lady come to me and she said that will never happen here in Australia! She said you don´t know what you´re talking about. You don´t live here. You don´t know what it´s like in Australia. I said you know Ma´am, I don´t have to live in Australia to know what God says is going to happen in Australia. God says “all the world” that includes Australia. “All the world wondered after the beast.”

01:43 The Bible says at the end of time, prior to the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ there will be an effort made by Satan to globalize the world. Global unity a new world order, as it were. Go over to Rev. 16:13 “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth” –underscore this now– “and of the whole world” –not some, not most, whole world, all the world, the whole world, notice the language– “to gather them for the battle of that great day of God Almighty.”  Go down to verse 16.

02:47 “He gathered them together in the place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.” The battle of Armageddon is the final conflict between good and evil and it culminates with the Sunday-Sabbath issue. The Bible speaks that at the end of time prior to the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ there will be an effort made by Satan to globalize the world to bring it under his dominion. 

03:11 The Bible says that all the world will be involved: not some, not most, but all the world. Everyone will be brought to a position where they will have to decide whose side they are on. Now what´s interesting here is the Bible says that Satan’s effort will be wrapped under the banner of the three unclean spirits. 

03:32 According to the Scriptures, the Bible says these three powers play an intricate role to bring about the globalization of the world. Now let´s take a quick look at the concept of the three powers mentioned here in Rev. 16:13. We know the Bible says they are three unclean spirits like frogs. We know the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet: now these are the three powers. Let´s take one at a time. 

04:00 Obviously, first of all, these three powers, we know, they are the spirits of devils. So who´s behind these three powers? Satan, there´s no doubt about it. Satan is behind them. He is utilizing them to his advantage. They are, as it were, marionette puppets. He pulls the strings. They simply obey. And the reason he uses them as veneers is because they become a disguise for him.

04:34 In other words, these powers actually veil what Satan is really like. At least for a period of time, in order to deceive the world. And so the Bible says, these three powers. Now, the dragon: there´s no doubt in Rev. 12:9, that the dragon is primarily who?  It´s Satan, there´s no doubt about that. But again this is nothing more than a vehicle for him. It´s a power he uses that represents him on this earth.

05:14 Now let´s go over to Rev. 12:9 quickly, there´s an interesting way it´s described in the King James. I like how he puts it. It says here, “The great dragon was cast out” –underscore the next phrase– “that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world” –that old serpent, in the original language it means “the serpent of old.” In other words, the concept is talking about that this serpent dates back quite some time. You understand the concept? In other words, it´s conveying the principle that when you read this that you´re mind should be drawn back in time. A serpent that lived loooong ago. Well, where do you find a serpent that was ever used as a medium by Satan that was long ago? Well, it´s in the Garden of Eden. So it´s telling you to go back to the Garden of Eden. I´ll tell you why. It´s telling you to go back to the Garden of Eden because in the Garden of Eden you´re going to get an answer to the mystery of who the dragon is there in Rev. 16.

06:34 You see in Gen. 3:1 it says, “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said that thou shalt not eat of every tree of the garden? ” –now, here is that serpent of old, he comes to the woman. I want you to see something here, the 1st thing he says, “Yea, hath God said,” this is old English. We don´t speak that way today, we don´t say, “Yea, hath the professor said,” this is Shakespearean language, but you´re going to capture a concept, very interesting here. “Yea, hath God said,” if we put it in the 21st century vernacular, “Did God really say that?” that´s how you interpret that. “Did God really mean that?” 

07:58 What was the first thing that he had to do before he could get her to sin, the first thing he had to do was place doubt in her mind, in regard to the Word of God. Did not God tell her previously and Adam, as well, what they could eat and what they could not eat? Is that true? Yes, it is true. Did they know the will of God in this area? They were fully conscious of the will of God. Fully aware of what God had said. They knew what God had spoken. 

08:37 Gen 2:16 “And the Lord God commanded man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou mayest not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.“

08:56 Here is the plain will of God. The Word of the Lord has been spoken to them. Satan comes, “Yea, hath God said.” “Did God really say that?” “Did he really mean that?” Placing doubt in the minds of Adam and Eve. In this particular case, of course, in Eve´s case. 

09:15 You see if Satan is going to get you to sin, the first thing he has to get you to do is doubt the Promises of God. Doubt the Word of God. “Did God really mean that?” “Did God really say that?” If you doubt the Word of God, then you cannot have the faith to believe that God is able to do abundantly above all that you ask or think; or that God can work in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure… Abraham staggered not at the Promise of God because Abraham did not doubt the Word of God. He would not allow Satan to manipulate his mind to doubt the Promise of God. You doubt, you stagger. You stagger, you fall.

10:14 He placed doubt in the mind. “Yea, hath God said, you should not eat of every tree of the garden?” The problem is what did he do? Did he quote everything that God said? What did he do? He only quoted some of the verse. Thus taking the text out of context. And then obviously, that leads to an outright lie. He quoted but he misquoted. There´s the 2nd step: doubt and then misquote. Why? If you misquote then you don´t know the whole concept of what God has said. Remember Satan came to Christ and did the same thing to him in the temptations. Do you remember? He said why don´t you just cast yourself down, the angels of God will keep you safe. He quoted but he misquoted. He didn´t quote the whole passage. That´s why Jesus in His response said, You´re not to tempt the Lord thy God because when you accept only part of the Word of God, and you think God is going to fulfill what He said, only when you embrace part of it, you´re presuming upon God to fulfill what He says. 

11:57 The problem is this, that´s tempting God. God will not be tempted with. So the woman said unto the serpent, there´s the 3rd step. Here´s the problem: she responded. When Satan comes to you and tempts you and places doubt in your mind; or maybe partially quotes something from the Word of God to you, through someone, or maybe in your mind, misquoting something: do not engage in a conversation! You really think you´re smarter than him? You´re not even close. 

12:42 It´s interesting when Sister White describes Lucifer. She talks about his physical features. You all remember that? Have you read that? He has a broad forehead. She says that is a sign of intelligence. I just wish my forehead (laughter). I could sure use it. A broad forehead is -apparently is- a sign of intelligence. He´s a very intelligent being even now as perverted as his mind is. He´s still a very intelligent being. So she engages. And once she engages what does she do? She too misquotes. She stretches the Word of God. She doesn´t leave something out; she adds. 

13:42 Well, eventually, what happens? Remember what God said the day that you eat you will die. The essence of the argument in terms of God´s position is you sin, you die; the wages of sin is death. Sin is the transgression of the law that´s the summation of what God was saying: if you sin, you will die. The wages of sin is death; and sin is the transgression of the law. That´s the essence of it.

!4:08 What does the serpent say? Verse 4 “But the serpent said unto the woman, You shall not surely die.” Here is now the blatant full-fledged lie. But you see, he´s already got her! What was Satan teaching? What is the core essence of what he was teaching? That if you sin, you will not die. He was teaching that if you sin you will not die. That in death, in terms of the wages of sin, there really isn´t death. What did he go on to say? “You shall not surely die. For God doth know that in the day you eat thereof, your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”

15:00  He was telling her, you will not die but rather you will be elevated to another plane of life; a higher plane. So that in sin there is no death; that in sin there is life; a greater life than you now know. So what is the essence of what he was teaching? The essence is simply this: spiritualism. This is the foundation of spiritualism. God was teaching the truth in regard to the fact that if you sin, you die; that in death there is no life. Satan reversed it; he said, No, no, no, you sin you live; not only will you live; but you´ll be elevated to a higher plane. So that in your sins there isn´t death there´s life. He was teaching spiritualism. So in essence, the dragon, there in Rev. 16 represents all apostate religions that embrace spiritualism; all religions that embrace spiritualism. Now let´s keep going on. Back to Rev. 16.

16:30 We got one of them out of the way; of course, we still have the beast and the false prophet. How do we know who they are? If you take those words: the beast and the false prophet, and you cross reference them throughout Scripture you´ll find they´re always associated together. They´re always together: the beast and the false prophet.  

17:00 Turn with me to Rev. 19: pay attention to the characteristics or identifying marks that are given in reference to the false prophet in connection with the beast. This is Revelation 19 speaking of the 2nd coming of the Lord Jesus: starting with verse 20.

17:26 “The beast was taken, and with him the false prophet” –here we go; we have the same two characters that we just made reference to in Rev. 16. Speaking of the coming of the Lord he says – “the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that” –that word means, what is about to follow has direct reference to the false prophet. So these become identifying marks. Please pay attention; these are identifying marks to the false prophet in order that we might know who he is. If you identify the false prophet, you´ll then know who the beast is because they go hand-in-hand. He says – “the false prophet that” –# 1– “ wrought miracles ” –# 2 wrought miracles – “before him” –before the beast – “with which he deceived them” –so he´s responsible for deceiving people. He deceived them – “that had received the mark of the beast, and them that had worshipped his image” –so the false prophet makes an image, and he´s also instrumental in enforcing the mark of the beast. Rev. 19:20.

18:56 So there´s all your identifying marks. What you have to do is find out if there is a beast power in Scripture that has the same identifying marks. I think, personally, it´s very plain what we´ve received in the evidence given in Rev. 19:20. Where would you go? Logically in your mind having studied the book of Revelation, where would you naturally go, with all these identifying marks? Rev. 13 because you´re going to find the same identifying marks.

19:41 Look at Rev. 13:12 speaking of the 2nd beast “He exercises all the power of the 1st beast before him” –that´s a direct quote taken straight out of Rev. 19:20 before him, he then goes on–“ and causes the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the 1st beast, whose deadly wound was healed. ”And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, and deceiveth them” –did the false prophet cause deception? Did he deceive people? Isn´t that one of the identifying marks we just read? Sure! – “he deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image of the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.”

20:40 So notice he´s responsible for doing what? Forming the image of the beast. What about the mark of the beast? Verse 16. 

20:52 “He causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads” –every identifying mark to the false prophet, Rev. 19: 20 parallel exactly to the 2nd beast of Rev. 13. Every single one of them meet up in the United States of America (U.S.A.). Please let me clarify right now: the false prophet is not the U.S.A.  You say, well Brother, wait you just told us it was the 2nd beast prophecy of Rev. 13. It says not false beast. It said false prophet. Now we have to look at the word prophet. Does it have to do with the U.S.? Yes! But is it the U.S.? No! 

21:35 Prophet? Is that in the realm of religion or politics? It’s religion. So, false prophet is false religion; or apostate religion. Relegated where?  In Europe? No. In the U.S.A. Think more accurately. Instead of saying generically, U.S. well, not really; you got the country right, but you have to be more specific. It says, false prophet. It´s specifically speaking of a group in the U.S.A.  Apostate Protestantism in the U.S.A. that is the accurate way of defining the false prophet.

22:26 So, the dragon is clearly spiritualism in terms of encompassing all the false religions that embrace it. The false prophet is apostate Protestantism in America. Well, who´s the beast? The beast and the false prophet go hand-in-hand in Rev. 19 and in Rev 16 and it´s the same in Rev. 13; it´s Roman Catholicism. So what do you have?

22:58 Spiritualism, apostate Protestantism in America, and Roman Catholicism. The Bible says they come together; joining hands. A unification of these false religions: the ecumenical movement. They unify on common ground. By the way, always keep in mind, the Church of Rome never changes. She never changes. When they unify upon common ground, it is the common ground upon which the Catholic Church determines. 

23:39 In other words, who´s doing the capitulating?  Apostate Protestantism and Spiritualism to Catholicism. But they unify: the Ecumenical Movement. That´s why it is dangerous for us to participate in the Ecumenical Movement. That’s why we must have nothing to do with the Ecumenical Movement. It will only lead us down the path of destruction.

24:05 So the Bible says they come together; they unify; a 3-fold union. Notice what it says in Rev. 16:14 “For they are the spirits of devils” –we know who´s behind it. We know who´s motivating them. We know who´s pushing the agenda. Look what it says – “working miracles” –it is critical that they use miracles in order to propagate their lies. Why? Because they do not have a “thus saith the Lord” to stand on. Remember, the great test at the end of time will not be miracles. It will be a “thus saith the Lord.” God´s people will be giving a “thus saith the Lord.” They know they do not have a “thus saith the Lord.” Their entire religious system is built on falsehood, therefore, they must resort to another means with which to deceive or bring people into harmony with their religious belief. Since they don´t have the Word of God to logically convince people of the truth, they must then force them to accept their position through the mesmerizing of the mind. 

25:21 Spiritualism captivating the senses through miracles. So miracles will be very much a part of it. Notice the progression: first of all, they must unite; the next step in verse 14, “they work miracles which go forth to the kings of the earth“–who are the kings of the earth?  they are the political leaders of the world. A king is a political leader. They go to the kings of the earth. They go to the political leaders of the world. Why? If you´re going to influence a nation, it´s imperative that you gain control of the governments. And when you can influence the governments then you can start to influence people. Eventually there will be a harmony between church and state. That´s what Rev. 17 is all about.

26:30 But then notice this: they go forth to the kings of the earth and then who do they go to? Then they go to the whole world because now they have the political clout to carry out their agenda. They have the very means in which to propagate their program. They have the political power, the muscle, to make it happen. 

26:54 Remember this, the Vatican, in and of themselves, the Vatican is foremost when separated from the government, in other words, from the state, the Vatican is foremost in preaching religious liberty. It is always in the forefront of preaching religious liberty when it is separate from the political entity. Why? Because she´s vulnerable; but whenever she´s united with the state, she´s an enemy of religious liberty. She does not believe in religious liberty. She never has. She never will. 

27:32 The Vatican, in and of itself, has not the muscle or the power to make it happen. History has proved it. The only way the Inquisition could have been accomplished is that the Vatican had to manipulate the political powers that had the muscle to carry out the punishment. 

27:55 One day I was in the south of England going around preaching, and so forth. I was staying at a bed-and-breakfast. I turned on the television and there was a program by the BBC on the Spanish Inquisition. I thought, O this is going to be fantastic because usually the BBC, sometimes, they come out with some unbelievable documentaries. I´m amazed they actually get it out on the air. It´s amazing what they, sometimes, teach. So, I´m thinking to myself, knowing some of the past experiences that I´ve had with the BBC in terms of the documentaries, I´m going to see this. Finally somebody is going to tell the truth here, that´s what I´m thinking. Two hours I´m watching this program. The final conclusion? The essence: What inquisition? It´s just a handful of people that really died anyway. And of those who really died, the church had nothing to do with it, at all. It was strictly the political leaders. Yeah, I could have gone to bed. Two hours of this program but I´m glad I watched it, though, I´ll tell you why; because what I watched was not a documentary. What I watched was propaganda; a revision of history. That´s why The Great Controversy  is so hated. That´s one of the reasons.

29:30 The Great Controversy is so hated by Satan. If you read The Great Controversy it has been the Catholic Church´s effort to remove the record of her past. The Great Controversy is a monument to the record of the past and, of course, the future.

29:54 And so it´s vital that the Church unite with the state; and when they have the power then they can go to the people. All the while using miracles, and all the while using the political powers that be, in order to achieve their objective. 

30:11 And what is the objective? Global unity; a world-wide unity of bringing everyone under the banner of a 3-fold union of the unclean spirits. The final issue; let´s be very frank about it, what is it that Satan wants from you? Think it through; what does he want from you? Does he want your car? Does he want your house? Your food? Your clothing? Is that what he really wants from you? He doesn´t want anything in terms of a tangible asset from you. That´s not what he wants. In Rev. 14:8 and other places as well, throughout the Scriptures, the issue is this: worship.

31:00 Remember the great controversy began in Heaven. What is it that Lucifer wanted? He was jealous of the Lord Jesus Christ. Why? Because he was jealous that the angels worshipped Jesus Christ. He was envious that he could not participate in the creation of man. Why were the angels of God paying Christ homage and not him? He was the most intelligent being, at least he thought in his mind, he was the most powerful, he stood next to the God-head. Why weren´t they paying him the same homage? Pride filled his heart; jealousy, envy; and so he wanted to become God. 

31:37 Lucifer connived a plan; and he was going to accomplish, at least in his mind; he was going to accomplish a coup d´eta: an overthrow of the government of God in Heaven. The way he did that is he knew he had to undermine the foundation of the government of God. All government is established upon law. Without law there is no government; you have simply anarchy. Every government is based on law and the foundation of the government of God is based on law: the Ten Commandments. Lucifer in his attempt to accomplish a coup d´eta had to overthrow the law of God. 

32:20 In order to overthrow the law of God you have to overthrow the one who is the law giver. Who´s the law giver? The law giver is Jesus Christ! That´s why he attacked the Lord Jesus Christ. That´s why he´s attacked the Ten Commandments. He knows it´s the very foundation of the government of God. Ever since then, for 6,000 years he´s been attempting to overthrow the government of God.  That´s why he claims this earth as his own. He says this is his kingdom. Don´t you understand? We´re disputing his claim. Don´t you understand the purpose of the Seventh-day Adventist Church? God raised up the Seventh-day Adventist Church to be the final group and the final movement to say to Satan and the world, we´re disputing Satan´s claims! He is not the rightful God or Lord of this world! He´s a false god. He stole this world. He´s a thief and a liar! 

33:20 God is a just God. God is actually going to give Lucifer an opportunity to demonstrate what kind of kingdom he would establish if he were given permission to do so. Did you know that? Yes. Did you know that the Bible teaches that God will actually step away and allow Lucifer to rule the world? Did you know that? Yes! It´s called the millennium. 

33:55 I know we´re in heaven and we´re judging; yes, fair enough, but there´s more to it. Satan says in essence: I can rule better than God. And God has been put, as it were, on trial since he´s been accused by Lucifer. God´s going to step back and say, O.K. Lucifer, you´ve claimed for over 6,000 years that you could rule the world and the universe better than me. Tell you what I´m going to do Lucifer, I´m going to step back and I´m going to allow you to carry out your principles of your kingdom that it may be a living demonstration to the entire universe of what the universe would be like if you were the ruler. 

34:46 And so, before He does that though, He´s going to take His saints with Him out of this earth to heaven. So He takes all the righteous with Him. Now Lucifer has complete control of the earth. God steps back and says it´s yours now. 

35:02 Read the description of the earth during the 1,000 years. Everyone is dead. There´s no life on the earth. Every plant, everything is destroyed. The villages, the cities they´re annihilated. The Bible says that the sun, the moon, and the stars don´t even shine. 

35:22 I´ve been in some cold regions around the world. It´s been pretty cold. But you remove the sun, the moon, and the stars from this hemisphere in terms of shining on this earth; I got news for you, it would make the North and the South Pole feel like Miami. It would be so cold the entire earth would turn into one piece of ice cube. No light, therefore no heat. It´s all cold, darkness, and death, and destruction. That is his kingdom. That´s exactly what would happen to the universe. If he were to rule.

36:07 God proved through a living demonstration what it would be like if Lucifer ruled the universe. You see it´s irrefutable evidence. He says, Look Lucifer, you´ve demonstrated what you´re kingdom would be like. You had 1,000 years.  

36:25 This gathering of the saints; excuse me; The gathering of the world together under the banner of the three unclean spirits. When this takes place, by the way, it´s already in progress, what will God do? I´m going to show you what God´s going to do.

37:02 At the same time this takes place: Go with me to Isaiah 11; remember Lucifer will be gathering his people under the banner of the 3-fold union. Watch what God´s going to do now.

37:34 Isaiah 11:11 “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again a 2nd time to recover the remnant of His people“ – at the end-of-time prior to the coming of the Lord Jesus, as Satan´s 3-fold union goes out to gather the world, under the banner of Satan. So God, the Bible says, will now at that time stretch out His hand a 2nd time to recover the remnant of His people. Notice where they are. Notice where God´s people are: the remnant of His people – “from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.” Where are they? All over the world.  

38:14 “He shall set up an ensign for the nations“– that ensign is the Sabbath. This is the Sabbath message being preached. It´s the gathering message. “He shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.” 

38:42 God will stretch out his hand a 2nd time; and gather His people from around the four-corners of the earth, and gather them under His banner. The question is: by what means will God achieve this? 

38:55 Lucifer has the three unclean spirits. I´m going to show you what God has. As Lucifer sends out the three unclean spirits; God will compete with the three unclean spirits by sending out the three angels; and they´re in competition with each other for the souls of the men.

39:17 Turn with me to Rev. 14, by the way, as you´re turning there, God will actually up the ante on Lucifer. When Lucifer sends out his three unclean spirits; God will send out His three angels and they´re competing and gathering the saints or the people of the world, under whose ever banner they follow. 

39:45 But God will never be outdone. So what does He do? Eventually, He´ll send the fourth angel to accompany the three angels. And that will be the final thrust of the gathering of the saints of God. Turn with me to Rev. 14.

40:04 Revelation 14 is divided into three sections. If we want to get technical we can do four. I´ll explain verse 13 in a second. It´s really broken up into three sections: verses 1-5 is speaking of the 144,000; this is a special people. Verses 6-12: speaking of the three angel’s message. Verses 14-20: the 2nd coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. I deliberately left out verse 13. Verse 13 is a very interesting verse.

40:36 Verse 13 is talking about a special resurrection. I´ll explain that because that´s in conjunction with verses 6 through 12 and 14 through 20. Summarize this chapter and here´s what you´ve got.

40:50 A special people with a special message for a special time. That´s the essence of Revelation 14. The special people: the 144,000. The special message: the three angel´s message. The special time: the 2nd coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

41:05 Verse 13 is a special promise. It´s given only to those who die in the faith of the three angel´s message.  Not given to everybody. This is a special resurrection. It´s about seeing the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Why is it given only to those who die under the banner of the three angel´s message? Why not to everybody? Why only to these people? Because they die with the hope of seeing the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ: the blessed hope. And God´s promise to His people will not go in vain. He will fulfill His promise. He will not allow His people to be denied the privilege of seeing Him come. And so to those who die in the three angel´s message, since 1844, from henceforth: the time of the beginning of the three angel´s message, 1844, until all the way up to the close of human probation, when the last person dies; from that period of time, God will raise up those who die under the faith of the three angel´s message, to see Him come in the clouds of glory. We are not going to miss the coming of the Lord if we´re faithful to Jesus. Whether we live or we die, you will be given the promise: you will see Jesus when He comes. What a glorious privilege that will be! To see the Lord Jesus Christ returning in the clouds of glory!

42:45 The Three Angel´s Messages. The 1st angel´s message is divided into 4 sections or 4 parts. “Fear God, give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come: and worship Him that made the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” The 1st section is fear God. The 2nd is give glory to Him. The 3rd is the hour of His judgment is come. The 4th is worship Him that made the heaven, and the earth, and the sea and the fountains of waters.

43:17 That´s the Sabbath message. Fear God: Job 1:1 “There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; one who feared God, and eschewed evil.” That old English word eschewed, Shakespearean language again; we don´t use that word but it means to depart, or turn away from. To fear God is to depart from sin; to turn away from sin. The essence of the fear God message is simply this: victory over sin. I´m here to tell you now that the Seventh-day Adventist message is a message of victory; not a message of defeat. 

43:58 We do not endorse, let me say, I do not endorse, and nor should any true Seventh-day Adventist endorse the concept that you will sin until Jesus comes; and still think you´re going to heaven. That is NOT Seventh-day Adventism! That is evangelical Christianity! Which is nothing more than falsehood and lies and deception. 

44:24 Victory over sin!  If God through the gospel cannot give us victory than what in the world, what kind of a Savior is He? The word Savior itself, means to be saved from. How could He be a Savior if He can´t save us from the very thing He´s suppose to save us from? He´s not a Savior then! 

44:52 Victory in Jesus! Not victory in you. Not victory in me. Not victory in the church.  Victory in Jesus! 

45:03 Give glory to Him. There in Exodus 33, 34 look at Moses speaking to God. What does he ask of God? Show me Your glory. How did God show him His glory? First thing: He told Moses face the rock. Then God passed by. And Moses saw the image of God. Then He did the 2nd thing: He verbally spoke out the attributes of His character. The Lord God merciful, kind, and tender, etc. This is all in response to the question, Show me Your glory. Then He did the 3rd thing: He told Moses to give Him two tables of stone. With His finger He wrote the Ten Commandments. God´s glory is the image of His character as revealed in the Ten Commandments. If you fear God and depart from sin that means you must not be sinning. And if you´re not sinning, you must not be breaking God´s law. If you´re not breaking God´s law and God´s law is His glory, you must be giving Him the glory. 

46:54 You cannot give God the glory while you´re sinning; that´s like trying to say that there´s such a thing as a square circle. There is no such thing as a square circle. There´s no such thing as a sinning saint. 

47:13 Victory over sin! And in victory over sin we reveal the character of God in our lives. His character is revealed in our lives! 1 Cor. 10:31 “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” That´s why God gave us the health message; to reveal His character in our lives. In order that we might have the mind, to comprehend the truth as it is in Jesus! So that we can get the clutter out of our mind. 

47:42 Why are we to fear God and give Him the glory? Because the hour of His judgment is come. Since 1844 we´ve been living in the anti-typical Day of Atonement. Now is the time to get our lives right with God. Very soon Jesus will cease to mediate in the Heavenly Sanctuary and when He does, if you´re not ready it´s too late. 

48:14 The Great Controversy (GC88), page 409, Chapter, What is the Sanctuary? servant of the Lord says, “the foundation and central pillar of the Advent faith was the declaration, ´Unto 2,000 and 300 days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.´ (Daniel 8:14)”

48:35 The foundation and central pillar of the Advent faith is Daniel 8:14. It´s not a pillar; it´s the central pillar. Do you understand what that means? Anybody done construction or built a house? See this wall right here? That is what is known in construction as a “load bearing wall.” It holds all the weight. You remove that wall right there, this building comes down. It´s the central pillar and foundation of this building. You take it out, the house crumbles. The “load bearing wall” to the Seventh-day Adventist Church is the Investigative Judgment. Daniel 8:14.

49:29 The cleansing of the sanctuary. You remove that doctrine, the Seventh-day Adventist house comes crumbling down. That´s why we must stand firm and true and faithful to the Advent message, in the Investigative Judgment. Those who deny the Advent Movement; those who deny, ridicule the 1844, 457 B.C. and other aspects of the Investigative Judgment; the idea they say, Well God is judging us, God is examining us; but they mock it , they ridicule it; they´re sarcastic. They don´t understand. God´s trying to prepare a people for heaven. 

50:09 Along with that, of course, comes the Sabbath message: the 4th aspect of the 1st angel´s message. The Sabbath truth, why? Because it´s the one commandment above all other commandments that has been forsaken by the world.  You go into the O.T. study it out. Here´s what you´re going to find: the one test that God always gave to prove that He was the true God, to distinguish Him from all the other false gods was “the God that can create, He is the true God.”

50:50 Lucifer cannot create. He can counterfeit but he cannot create. Only God can create. And the Sabbath is the memorial that God is the Creator. That´s why Lucifer hates the Sabbath because it clearly defines that Lucifer is the false god and Jesus Christ is the true God. If he can destroy the Sabbath, he destroys the very sign to distinguish between the true and the false gods. But he cannot destroy that. He cannot take away what God has already established. That´s why it´s important when we keep the Sabbath; it is a memorial, a reminder to us, that God is our Creator. He is the true God. He is the Redeemer. He saved us by His grace and not by our works. 

51:44 Verse 8 the 2nd angel´s message: the proclamation of the fall of Babylon and the exposing of the wine of Babylon. Isaiah 29:9-13 tells us exactly what the wine of Babylon is. Do you know what it is? False doctrine. That´s precisely what it says there in Isaiah 29:9-13.  False doctrine: it´s the commandments of men. The 2nd angel´s message is a message that is pointed and direct that we are obligated and under moral obligation, spiritual obligation to not only preach the 1st angel´s message but the 2nd angel´s message and that means expose the false doctrines that are taking place not only in the world but in the church. We are to expose the wine of Babylon. 

52:44 Is it always pleasant? No. Will it always be embraced? No. Will we always be considered loving and kind and merciful when we do it? No. Nonetheless, we´re not to worry about our reputation; we´re not to sit there and calculate, well what would happen if I preach this? You´re not to sit there and worry about that. You´re simply to do the will of God; and you´re to preach the truth. You´re suppose to be loving and kind and merciful and compassionate; please. We´re to be like Jesus; act like Him but acting like Jesus, also carries with it the obligation of telling the truth, the unvarnished truth. You tell it like it is.

53:35 Then the 3rd angel´s message: the exposing of the beast and its image and its mark. This is to be exposed. We ought to preach it. We are told that it is a part of the Everlasting Gospel; to expose the antichrist; to expose his image and his mark. 

54:00 Today we´ve come to a point where in some circles, not in all, we´re afraid. We don´t want to do it, as I mentioned before, we don´t want to appear as though we´re anti-Catholic. Rightly so, I don´t think we should. I think we should do everything we can not to be anti-anything. Other then anti-sin and anti-error. The preaching of antichrist, the doctrine of antichrist, the image, the mark, the preaching of it, in and of itself, and the doctrines themselves, does not mean you´re anti-Catholic; does not mean you hate Catholics. Doesn´t mean you despise them. If you do it the way God asks you to; it means you love them. It´s our misconception of what true love is about. 

54:53 We´re not to wait ´till the crisis breaks to tell them. One day I was in Africa for the Tanzania Union. I was doing a crusade over there. I got an e-mail just before I left. The e-mail said because of political reasons we would prefer that you not expose the antichrist. I´m thinking to myself, political reasons or not, I´ve been bound by God to do it. I mean I´ve got to preach it. I´m thinking to myself, what do I do? So I´m thinking and I´m praying. This is a 3rd world country; it´s not the U.S; it´s not like I get arrested and I get lawyer and get out of jail real quick. I´m not speaking Swahili because I don´t know how to speak it. 

55:41 I don´t know what to do but I know in my mind I have to preach it. But what do I do? I have a real serious dilemma. I can be thrown in jail and I may never come out again. I don´t think we should be arrogant and cocky; and think well, I´m going to do it no matter what. Have a firm determination to do the will of God but don´t be arrogant. So I thought to myself, I got it! I know exactly what I´ll do! I will give all the identifying marks, as I usually do in the crusade. I´ll come right to that point, just as I am about to identify the antichrist; I´ll get quotes from Martin Luther, John Knox, Wesley, Calvin, Zwingli, Waldenses, I´ll get all their quotes on who the antichrist is. And so when it happens, Who´s the antichrist? Who is it? Well let me tell you what Martin Luther said. I´ll just quote them. So if they accuse me I can say, I never said that. Martin Luther said that. I forgot I had a loophole. Judge, you can´t condemn me I´m just simply quoting what other people said. 

57:00 I´ll tell you what happened. I was in a city called Morogoro. This city had about a million plus people. At the time, I didn´t know but it was, I´m sure it still is, a hard core Muslim city. Staunch. I remember the 1st night of my Crusade. I´m in the middle of a soccer stadium. I said to my translator, who are all these people with a white robe and white hats? He said they´re the Muslims. I said the Muslims? why didn´t somebody tell me because I´d preach on the 7 trumpets. I´d show them; you know God prophesied of your movement. I sat there. This day was a beautiful, beautiful day in sunny Tanzania, Morogoro. We stayed at a place called Mama Masuko´s Village Hotel. She was a wealthy African woman; business woman. 

58:28 I remember working on my notes. I always do in my Crusades. Go over my notes, study, refresh my memory. I had forgotten about the e-mail I had received: not to expose the antichrist. So here I was all day; I had two co-workers with me; one of them came to me with a text 1 Timothy 4 about the antichrist; wanted to know more about it. All day long we´re studying for literally 3, 5, 6 hours, just hour after hour. We were studying on the antichrist. I´m giving them text after text: Old Testament; New Testament. I was so hyped by the time I got dressed to go to the meeting: I´m totally prepared. 

59:14 I get up there. I go through the meeting. I say, tonight I was going to give you 9 identifying marks but tonight I´m going to give you MORE than 9! And I rattle off a slew of Bible identifying marks from Thessalonians, 1 Timothy; I´m really into it. I get to the climactic moment, and I said “Who is the antichrist? The antichrist is the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.” My translator translated it. Nothing dawned on me. I don´t know what it is. 

1:00:01 It didn´t dawn on me. I was so exhilarated by the message that when I finished my translator looked over to me and said Phew! Man! Nobody has ever done that in this country! It still didn´t dawn on me. I folded up my notes took my Bible and said, well it´s about time somebody did! And I walked off the stage. I just started heading home. Nothing dawned on me. It still didn´t hit me after I was done.

1:00:49 In the stadium we had what was known as a V.I.P. table for dignitaries, as a matter of fact, on the first night I asked who´s sitting at that table? I noticed they were treated differently. I asked my translator and he said they´re government agents. They come to spy on you. In other words, to see what you say. This was the first night. I made it clear from day one, the first night: I said I´m not here to talk about politics; I´m not here to talk about anything but the Word of God. I wanted them to know, those VIPs, they have nothing to worry about me. I´m not a threat to your government because there was a Pentecostal preacher who was there just before me. 

1:01:40 I noticed all these posters of this preacher all over the town because I walked through the village. I said to my translator}, who´s this guy? He said he was a Pentecostal guy who came in here a couple of months ago. They didn´t want to tell me about him. But because I began to push the issue they eventually told me. He started to speak out against the government. So they took him and they´ve never seen him since. 

1:02:10 So, I knew to stay away from politics. I finished that message and I preached on this VIP one night. I had finished on the mark of the beast and these kinds of issues 666, all this. Seated next to one of the VIPs was a retired Seventh-day Adventist minister, an old, old minister. When I was done, a group of Catholic men came up to the VIP table. They knew who the VIP guy was, powerful government official. So they came to him, this was unbeknown to me. They came to this man and they said we have come to tell you that we are going to take this man; and they pointed to me, out in the middle of the theatre.

1:03:02 If the government official had said I don´t care. I´m good-bye because you´ll never see me again. But they came to tell him what they were going to do. They didn´t know that the gentleman seated next to him was a retired Seventh-day Adventist minister. There going back and forth, finally the retired minister says to these two gentlemen if you grab this man you better then grab every Bible in Tanzania and burn it. He says because if you don´t somebody else is going to stand up and preach what he´s preached. And I´ll be the first one to do it. 

1:03:45 They were intimidated. They thought he was a government official. They didn´t know who he was. They knew the other fellow, they´re sitting next to each other. We know he´s a government official; he must be somewhere in government. So they backed away. And they never came and got me. They could have because I walked the village. Sometimes I´d go roaming through. They could have picked me up. Say hello, hello, take me in a car and I´m gone. I could have forever been.  

1:04:18 I didn´t know any of this. I preached through the entire Crusade not knowing this. Until at the end; they didn´t want to tell me; they didn´t want to get me scared. When I heard it, I had tears in my eyes. I couldn´t believe it. I thought man, God did for me what He did for Daniel. He saved me from the lions´ den. But preaching the antichrist I want to tell you what happened.

1:04:50 In the preaching of the doctrine, the non-Adventist were so upset at the Adventist friends and the Adventists in general because they never told them about the antichrist. And then the Adventist lay people got upset at the ministry because they weren´t preaching it. It culminated with the Union conference evangelist came to me and said, you have to teach us how to preach. I said how do you preach? He said well usually we preach 3 to 5 verses and then we talk. I said stop right there brother, no wonder you´re not converting anybody. The Word of God is power. Much Word, much power. Much power, much conviction. Much conviction, much conversion. Much conversion, much baptisms. But little Word, little power. Little power, little conviction. Little conviction, little conversion, and little baptisms. We have to let the Word of God go. We like to keep it in the cage like a bird. It´s so pretty; it´s ok. But we won´t let it go!

1:06:01 The Word of God needs to be unleashed. One time I was in the Missouri Conference doing a Crusade. I preached these series of meetings. It was a morning breakfast. The pastor came to me; he was quiet; but I knew the tension was thick. I thought, man, I must have done something wrong. I didn´t say anything because the tension was tight so I knew I better keep quiet. The first words out of his mouth, I can remember it as if it happened yesterday. He said what are you doing? He was serious. That´s like a loaded gun. How do you take that? 

1:06:50 What are you doing? It´s his church. He had been there for a year. The most he could get, in this church, was like maybe ten people, maybe twelve. I´m preaching the place is packed. And he said what are you doing? I said what do you mean? He said I´ve been here for a year. I´ve done everything I can to get these people to come to church. He said I´ve done this, that, he gave a whole list, etc., etc. He said you come along the church is packed! 

1:07:24 I said what are you preaching? He said well I preach devotionals and homilies. I said let them have their own devotions. When you get on the pulpit brother, you preach the Word of God. (Amen!) You just let the Word of God thunder out. And I said the people will come. And as we´re talking, we´re talking about the end of the Crusade, the baptisms. We´re not suppose to number Israel. We´re never to say I´m praying for 70 souls. No. Don´t ever number God. I did make a mistake. I said to him I´m praying for 20 baptisms.

1:08:05 He looked at me and laughed. He said they´re not out here. Out there, there were more cows than people. We were way out there. I mean there was nothing out there. He said the conference -if we can get 5 or 7 this will be a success. Brother, I pointed my finger at him, you watch God work. So I thundered it out. Sure enough when it was done we had 19 baptisms. I missed it by 1.

1:08:35 The church went from 10 to 12; from 45 to 55 every week. There were so many people they had to start a Sabbath school for the children. That´s not me. I´m nobody. I´m nothing. I´m just telling you that we have to preach the Three Angel’s Message and God will work miracles. Jesus is coming. We´ve to get ready. The servant of the Lord said many a time “get ready, get ready, get ready.” You can look it up in the EGW CD Rom.  O, you´ll have an interesting Bible study.

1:09:11 The angel keeps repeating. The angel said to me “get ready, get ready, get ready.” How many want to get ready? Jesus is coming. May God bless you. I want to thank you all for letting me come and participate in this wonderful, wonderful revival time. It´s been a joy for me. I know we have to get going, don´t we brother? We´re tight on time. God bless you and the Lord be with you. Keep me in your prayers, would you? And may, God willing, we meet again. If not let´s pray that we get in heaven together. Amen? Amen. Let´s pray.

1:09:51 Father in heaven, thank you. Please bless us now and keep us. May your angels watch over us we pray and Lord, help us each one to walk humbly with you. So keep us now. Now, Lord, as we travel and go our separate ways, keep us safe. And Lord, especially those of us who have flights to make please help us to catch the planes on time and that everything goes well. So thank you Lord, in Jesus´ name. Amen.

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