The Revelation of Jesus Christ , which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified [it] by his angel unto his servant John: Who bare record of the word of God , and of the testimony of Jesus Christ , and of all things that he saw. Blessed [is] he that readeth , and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time [is] at hand.
HOW FAST CAN AN ANGEL FLY? DANIEL 8:15, 16 And it came to pass, when I, [even] I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man. And I heard a man’s voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.
Why should people come out of Babylon when they don’t even understand who/what Babylon really is all about?
Three Hebrew Boys
Babylon: First angel’s message
Glory to God
God’s judgment hour has come
Babylonian System: Deception
Why is there such an urgency and clarity of warning to come out of Babylon?
THREE ANGELS’ MESSAGES: HOLY SPIRIT’S FINAL APPEAL
If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you [of] heavenly things?
JOHN 4:23, 24
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth : for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth .
Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
2 THESSALONIANS 2:10-12
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved . And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion , that they should believe a lie : That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus .
God’s True Remnant:
PROCLAIM…T hree Angels’ Messages
THREE ANGELS’ MESSAGES: PRESENT NOT PLEASANT TRUTH
“ There are many precious truths contained in the Word of God, but it is " present truth " that the flock needs now.” EW p. 63
WHAT IS PRESENT TRUTH?
“ In a special sense Seventh-day Adventists have been set in the world as watchmen and light bearers. ...They have been given a work of the most solemn import--the proclamation of the first, second, and third angels' messages . There is no other work of so great importance. They are to allow nothing else to absorb their attention. ....The proclamation of these truths is to be our work. The world is to be warned, and God's people are to be true to the trust committed to them.” 9T. p. 19
THREE ANGELS’ MESSAGES: SKEPTISM & CONTROVERSY
How you worship?
Whom will you obey/worship?
Mind control [Frontal Lobe]
Cain and Abel [Issue]
But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them , that they speak henceforth to no man in this name . And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus . But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye .
TESTIMONIES FOR THE CHURCH, VOL. 5, p. 707 The fact that there is no controversy or agitation among God's people should not be regarded as conclusive evidence that they are holding fast to sound doctrine. When no new questions are started by investigation of the Scriptures, when no difference of opinion arises which will set men to searching the Bible for themselves to make sure that they have the truth, there will be many now, as in ancient times, who will hold to tradition and worship they know not what. I have been shown that many who profess to have a knowledge of present truth know not what they believe. They do not understand the evidences of their faith. When the time of trial shall come, there are men now preaching to others who will find, upon examining the positions they hold, that there are many things for which they can give no satisfactory reason….
… Until thus tested they knew not their great ignorance. And there are many in the church who take it for granted that they understand what they believe; but, until controversy arises, they do not know their own weakness. When separated from those of like faith and compelled to stand singly and alone to explain their belief, they will be surprised to see how confused are their ideas of what they had accepted as truth.