REVELATION 14:6-12 (KJV BIBLE) The Three Angels' Messages
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.
HEAVEN’S CHAIN OF COMMAND
JESUS: HOLY SPIRIT
HOLY SPIRIT: ANGEL
WHO IS THE ANGEL OF REVELATION 14:6?
Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger , and he that ministered to my wants.
For this is [he], of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches .
MESSENGERS HERALD NEWS
And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers , and had sent [them] out another way?
And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel .
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
ANGELS: EVERLASTING MESSAGE
MARK 16:15 & MATTHEW 28:18, 19
ANGELS: HUMANS…DIVINE INSPIRATION
WHY DOES THE ANGEL FLY IN THE MIDST OF HEAVEN?
And they had a king over them, [which is] the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue [is] Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath [his] name Apollyon.
REVELATION’S ANGEL IS HOLY-SPIRIT DRIVEN
HOLY SPIRIT’S POWER
BABYLON’S APOSTATE SYSTEM
EZEKIEL 1:13, 14 & HEBREWS 1:1-7
[GLORY AND SPEED]
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.
THE THREE ANGELS’ MESSAGES: UNIVERSAL
REVELATION 14:6-12 & MATTHEW 28:18-20 THE SAME MESSAGE?
A WORLDWIDE CHURCH MUST PROCLAIM THIS MESSAGE
The Sabbath 1844
THESE MESSAGES: RIGHT ORDER
REVELATION 14:6, 8, 9 speaks of:
First angel’s message
Second angel’s message
Third angel’s message
FIRST ANGEL’S MESSAGE: Everlasting Gospel
Give glory to God
Creator [Heaven & Earth] alone deserves worship
THE SECOND ANGEL’S MESSAGE OF REVELATION 14:8
Babylon is fallen
Come out of her [Babylon]
Babylon’s wine have made all [Earth inhabitants] drunk
THE THIRD ANGEL’S MESSAGE OF REVELATION 14:9, 10
Worship the beast and his image
Receive the mark in his forehead or his right hand
They will drink the wine of God’s wrath
They will be tormented with fire
They will burn
URGENCY VS. CLARITY
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 .
THREE ANGELS’ MESSAGES: HARVESTING OF SOULS
Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring , and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, [and] one shepherd.
And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud [one] sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle .
FAILURE TO COME OUT OF BABYLON...?
JOHN 8:42, 43
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.
TWO GROUPS: END-TIME
Israel’s Agricultural Season
Latter rain: Harvest—grain
Early rain: Germinate—seed
REVELATION 14:14 & REVELATION14:15-20
Two groups: Wheat and Grapes
King Pharaoh and Israel
Three Hebrew boys and Chaldeans
Noah and the Antediluvians
THREE ANGELS’ MESSAGES: SANCTUARY MESSAGE
THE EARTHLY SANCTUARY: THREE COMPARTMENTS
The first curtain: Holy Place
The Holy Place:
Table of shewbread
Altar of incense
The second curtain: Most Holy Place
The Most Holy Place:
God’s glory and the Cherubim's
Ark of the Covenant [Ten Commandments] Foundation
LET’S COMPARTMENTALIZE THE SANCTUARY MESSAGE
Fear God and keep his Commandments
ECCLESIASTES 12:13 & REVELATION 14:12
Give glory to God
Worship the Creator
S abba th [Center] Law
Righteousness by faith
Health & Temperance message
Jesus: most holy place—1844 movement—present truths
THREE ANGELS’ MESSAGES: THREE UNCLEAN SPIRITS
REVELATION 12 speaks of the Dragon
REVELATION 13 speaks of the Beast and the Image of the Beast
REVELATION 14 warns against these Three Unclean Spirits
THREE ANGELS’ MESSAGES: GOD’S FINAL VERDICT
And the temple was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of the testament : and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled .
REJECTION: THREE ANGELS’ MESSAGES
God’s wrath: Foreheads or hand
They will incur the mark of the beast
They will be lost
Eternal death and hell will be their reward
ACCEPTANCE: THREE ANGELS’ MESSAGES
God’s seal: Forehead
They won’t receive the mark of the beast
They will be saved
Eternal life and heaven will be the reward
ACCEPTANCE: LIFE OR DEATH
THREE ANGELS’ MESSAGES: GOD’S TRUE REMNANT
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.