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THE THREE ANGELS MESSAGE

Please prayerfully study this information as it is of utmost importance for everyone.

The three angels messages in Revelation 14, and the 'fourth' angel of Revelation 18 contains 3 angels messageGod's final warning and call of mercy to the world, before the return of Jesus Christ. These messages are of such great importance that they have just as much significance, if not more, as the message Noah gave to the world before the flood. So any true believer should be greatly stirred by this. Time is running out friends!

What interests me, is that these messages contain very strong and dire warnings. Not just for unbelievers, but especially for those professing the Christian faith. And yet, these are messages of love, because God doesn't just show His love for us by saying 'nice' things. He also shows His love by warning us, and telling us of the consequences if we don't heed those warnings. But why is that 'interesting'? Because if you give these warning messages of Revelation to the professed Christian churches throughout the world today, the majority of them will tell you that you are not being 'loving' or 'brotherly' and will reject those messages. But what did the Lord say? "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten" (Revelation 3:19). So let us heed the warnings!

All three messages are linked together and cannot be separated as they give a combined warning to the world about who it is we should worship and obey.

FIRST ANGELS' MESSAGE

Revelation 14:6-7 .....'And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a LOUD VOICE, fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.'

This message as you will see from the above verses is a worldwide message. This isn't just for the Jews or some other particular people, it is for 'every nation, kindred, tongue and people.' Do you see that? It is for EVERYONE.

Notice the angel has something to 'PREACH' to the world. This shows it is symbolic of God's true people giving this message, meaning, if you want to find who God's end time saints are, find those who are sounding this warning and message to the world. Now even though angels still have an important part in helping to give light and power to us, these messages are being given to the world by God's people. And what important message do they have? 'The everlasting gospel'. Did you know that the gospel is an 'everlasting' one, and that it was preached and revealed throughout the Old Testament? See the amazing truth of - HOW THE GOSPEL MESSAGE WAS REVEALED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.

1 Chronicles 16:25-31 ...'For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the people are idols: but the Lord made the heavens. Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place. Give unto the Lord, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength. Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved. Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The Lord reigneth.'

Has the world heard this first angel's message with a 'loud voice'? Yes, between 1843 and 1844 this message was proclaimed around the world with power and has continued to go forward from that time. To learn the history of this message that went forth with power during this time, please read The Great Controversy, from chapter 13.

What does this first angel (messenger) tell the people of the world? He tells the world to ...

'fear God' - What does it mean to 'fear God'? Does it mean to literally be 'scared' of God? Well, let's take a look at what the Bible says concerning the 'fear of God'.

Proverbs 8:13 ...'The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.'

Psalm 34:11-14 ...'Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord. What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good? Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.'

So living in the fear of God is to hate the things that God hates - SIN. Which means we are to turn away from all manner of sin and wickedness - And that includes watching sin on the tv or listening to sinful music! So if we are to 'hate sin', then what are we to do? Love righteousness! So to 'fear God' is really to love righteousness. And Jesus said in Matthew 5 that those who 'hunger and thirst after righteousness will be filled.' What will we be filled with? The very Spirit and life of Christ Himself.

Ephesians 3:14-20 ...'For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.'

The first angel's message is designed by God to arouse us to our sinful condition and cause a work of repentance in our hearts.

'give God glory' - How do we bring glory to God in our lives? Exodus 33:22 says that God's glory passed by the mount where Moses was, and Exodus 34:6-7 reveals that glory - Jehovah's character: merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth. So we are to SHOW God's character in our lives to the world, through the indwelling Spirit of Christ and His righteousness.

"Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit, so shall ye be my disciples." (John 15:8) And how do we bear much fruit? By abiding in Christ (John 15:5).

'the hour of God's judgment has come' - This is telling us that the 'TIME' of God's judgment is come. Is this talking about the second coming of Jesus and His executive judgment upon the world? No, as there is more to happen in the world after this first angel's message. So this must be some other judgment that is to take place. What did Jesus say in Revelation 22:12? That His reward for all is 'with Him' when He returns. So for Jesus to HAVE His reward to 'give unto every man according to his work' when He returns, a judgment [decision] must have taken place BEFOREHAND to determine who gets what. So in other words, it is a time of 'investigative' judgment and this 'TIME of [investigative] judgment' was prophesied in the 2300 day prophecy of Daniel which our Adventist pioneers proclaimed to the world with a 'loud voice' between 1843 - 1844, and continued to proclaim it.

I urge you to go to the 2300 day prophecy link above a learn its significance. This prophecy foretold a time when the 'sanctuary would be cleansed.' Yes, our pioneers misunderstood the word 'sanctuary', thinking it meant this earth and thus originally thought that this event would be the return of Christ to 'cleanse' the earth. But after re-studying it, they found the truth that the 'sanctuary' was God's original sanctuary (temple) in heaven and that the 'cleansing' of the sanctuary mirrored that of the Old Testament type (day of atonement) wherein the people were to confess and repent (turn away from) all their sin and the high priest would perform a work of removing the people's sin from the sanctuary. Christ is now fulfilling this work in the heavenly temple and the 2300 day (years) prophecy reaches no other date than 1844! From this 'time', God's people have been proclaiming the truth that the '[investigative] judgment has come.'

Are you sacrificing all for Jesus and allowing Him to transform you into His image, so that He can blot out your sins from the record books and from your life? The 'books' are opened and your life is being looked at right now! Soon this investigative judgment will close [the close of probation] and then "he that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still" (Revelation 22:11).

Daniel 7:9-10,13 ...'I beheld till the thrones were cast down [set up], and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened' ... I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.

Please see our 2300 day prophecy of Daniel study for much more on this important truth.

'worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.' - Do you know what the angel is pointing us to here? He is pointing us to the CREATOR. And where do we find the Creator revealed? We find Him revealed in the creation account and also in the 4th commandment concerning the sabbath. And what does the 4th commandment tell us about creation? That "in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is" (Exodus 20:8-11). So here we find EVOLUTION REJECTED! God didn't just makes the 'basics' and let it 'evolve' over millions of years. We are told that in six days God MADE ALL that is in the world. Also, this is a call to keep the 4th commandment which states that the 7th day (our Saturday) is God's true holy sabbath day. A commandment that has been 'forgotten' through the vain traditions of men!

Exodus 20:8-11 ...'REMEMBER the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed THE SABBATH DAY, and hallowed it.'

The 4th commandment is the only command that reveals who it is we worship. Keeping the true 7th day sabbath (not Sunday) is a sign that we acknowledge God the Father as the Creator and OUR GOD. It is a sign that we are giving allegiance to Him, rather than giving allegiance to man and his 'traditions'.

Revelation 14:12 ...'Here is the patience of the saints, here are they that keep the commandments of God AND the faith of Jesus.' - Here are the ones who have submitted to the ways of Jesus Christ, and have allowed Jesus to dwell IN them and change their hearts (Galatians 2:20) - Here are the ones who are clothed with the righteous garments of Christ.

Please see BIBLE EVIDENCE THAT THE 7TH DAY SABBATH COMMANDMENT IS STILL BINDING.

NOTE: Does the final message call us to worship the 'trinity' or '3 in 1 god'? No! It calls us to fear God and worship HIM. Who is this 'Him'? It is the Father, the one true God (1 Corinthians 8:6, John 17:3, 1 Timothy 2:5) Please see our TRUTH ABOUT THE TRINITY page for more.

SECOND ANGELS' MESSAGE

Revelation 14:8 .....'And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.'

We see another warning of "Babylon" being fallen in Revelation 18:2-3 .....'And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.'

Now the majority of people wrongly identify who Babylon is, and therefore cannot respond to this urgent message to come out of Babylon. If you look at our WHO IS THE WHORE OF BABYLON page, you will see that the 'MOTHER of harlots' is none other than the Roman Catholic Church. But is the pronouncement in Revelation 14:8 and Revelation 18:2 of Babylon now being 'fallen' and 'becoming' the habitation of every foul spirit, a pronouncement of the Roman Catholic Church? No. And I will tell you why.

The fact that this call is to a 'body' that is become fallen, means that at some point it was in good standing with God. Yet the Roman Catholic Church has been in an apostate, 'fallen' condition right from the very beginning of the church. So to say that the Roman Catholic Church is 'now fallen' and has 'become' the habitation of devils, is just the same as saying that Paganism, or Hinduism, or any other false religion has 'become fallen'. And that, as we know is not possible, because these false religions have always been the 'habitation of devils'.

"And since the fall here introduced is a moral one, it must apply to some branch of Babylon besides, or outside of, the Pagan or Papal divisions, for from the beginning of their history, Paganism has been a false religion, and the Papacy an apostate one." (Uriah Smith, Daniel and the Revelation, p.664)

"The message of Revelation 14, announcing the fall of Babylon must apply to religious bodies that were once pure and have become corrupt. Since this message follows the warning of the judgment, it must be given in the last days; therefore it cannot refer to the Roman Church alone, for that church has been in a fallen condition for many centuries." (Great Controversy, p.382-383)

So this specific end time call for God's people to come out of Babylon isn't a specific message for just the Roman Catholic Church or any other false religion, because the call has always been for people to come out of false religion, and to turn to the one true God. No, this call is a specific call for God's very own people to come out of a 'body' that has BECOME fallen and has BECOME the habitation of every foul spirit. And what 'body' is that? The fallen Protestant churches, which have rejected truth and are uniting in this ecumenical movement with the 'mother whore', the Roman Catholic Church.

For more on who this 'fall' applies to, please see our page - SECOND ANGEL'S MESSAGE - BABYLON IS FALLEN.

Now when was this second message proclaimed? It was first proclaimed in 1844, after our Adventist pioneers gave the first angel's message of the hour of God's judgment come. Why was 'Babylon is fallen' proclaimed? Because the various churches had rejected the light of the first angel's message, which was to arouse the churches to their worldliness:

"The churches that refused to receive the first angel's message, rejected light from Heaven. That message was sent in mercy to arouse them to see their true condition of worldliness and backsliding, and to seek a preparation to meet their Lord ... It was to separate the church of Christ from the corrupting influence of the world that the first angel's message was given. But with the multitude, even of professed Christians, the ties which bound them to earth were stronger than the attractions heavenward. They chose to listen to the voice of worldly wisdom, and turned away from the heartsearching message of truth ... When the churches spurned the counsel of God by rejecting the Advent message, the Lord rejected them. The first angel was followed by a second, proclaiming, 'Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication' Revelation 14:8." (Great Controversy, Vol.4, 1884, p.230-232)

Since this time in 1844, the churches have been progressively falling further into apostasy and worldliness by "fornicating" with the world and allowing the heathen world to influence their "worship". Thus the reason for the 'loud cry' message of Revelation 18:4, confirming the even greater fall of the churches and the call to COME OUT of them before the plagues fall. The churches are now FULL of worldliness and false teachings. They are openly trampling upon the commandments of God and the people are worshipping the beast, instead of God. Thus the reason for the third angel's message.

Any unity with these fallen churches is a rejection of God's truth and will see us receive of the plagues. So this is a vital message to heed. COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE

THIRD ANGELS' MESSAGE

Revelation 14:9-12 .....'And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.'

This is the most solemn end time message, and we must make every effort to search and seek the truth on this matter. But we cannot look to man for understanding. We must look to God. Fall on your knees before God and pray that He will guide you to His truth and open your eyes on this matter.

It is amazing that so many people have been deceived into thinking that the mark of the beast is simply some sort of microchip or ID card. This is more Hollywood fiction than Bible truth! Yes, technology will be used to help enforce the mark. But this issue is much, much deeper than just some material thing. The third angels' message above actually gives us the clue as to what the mark of the beast will be. First the angel describes what will happen to those who take the mark and end up "spiritually" worshipping the beast. Then he says something of great importance and truth. He says that the "saints", the ones who DON'T take the mark, are the ones "keeping the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus" (Revelation 14:12).

So what is the answer to the mark of the beast deception according to Revelation 14:12? Keeping the commandments of God - all ten, not just nine and exactly as God stated - also having the faith of Jesus Christ.

"Oh but we can't keep the commandments of God, no one can!" - No one in themselves can keep the commandments of God, because we all have the fallen sinful nature. But this is where the "faith of Jesus Christ" comes in. Justification by faith is NOT simply 'believing' in Jesus and then continuing to live a sinful, worldly life. No, justification by faith is believing that Jesus Himself, through the indwelling of His Spirit, will transform us and bring us into conformity to the commandments and character of Jehovah. In Ezekiel 36:26-27 and Jeremiah 31:33, God told us that He would 'CAUSE US' to walk in His ways and KEEP His commands. So what is the root issue of the third angel's message? FAITH!

Did you notice Revelation 14:12 didn't say the saints are those who simply have faith 'IN' Jesus, they HAVE the faith OF Jesus. In other words, the life they are living is the life of Christ - Galatians 2:20.

The third angel's message is ALL about who we look to. Those who look to man for understanding, help and power and give their allegiance to man, will be deceived by man and end up receiving the beast's mark. Whereas those who look to Christ and Christ ALONE for teaching, understanding, help and power and give their allegiance to Christ as their leader will not be deceived and will not receive the beast's mark. This is vital to understand - Please see our pages:

TRUE JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH IS VICTORY OVER SIN     WE ARE COMPLETE IN CHRIST
CHRIST AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS

"Several have written to me, inquiring if the message of justification by faith is the third angel's message, and I have answered, It is the third angel's message in verity ... God has light for his people, and all who will accept it will see the sinfulness of remaining in a lukewarm condition; they will heed the counsel of the True Witness when he says, 'Be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." (Review and Herald, April 1, 1890)

Look at who the various churches are looking to regarding the Sabbath day. If they were truly looking to God and trusting in His ways, they would be keeping the 7th day Sabbath (our Saturday), just as God instituted at creation before any sin came into the world, and just as God confirmed in His moral law of love, the ten commandments. But instead, the churches are looking to man! The Protestant reformation was set up on the principle of 'sola scriptura' - the Bible and Bible alone. Sadly, instead of continuing to reform, the churches settled into their various creeds and they pretty much all follow the Roman Catholic Church in keeping Sunday instead of God's true holy 7th day Sabbath (our Saturday). And what is the Vatican looking to get enforced around the world? Their Sunday rest LAW in honor of their false trinity god. THIS will be the mark of the beast deception and final test for the world!

Please see our vital study page: THE MARK IS ALL TO DO WITH WORSHIP

Make no mistake, Satan is seeking to get his Sunday law enforced around the world, and he is using clever tactics like this climate change movement and 'family time' to persuade the world into 'keeping Sunday as a day of rest'. The arch deceiver has deceived the Christian world into believing that the Sabbath has been changed, when in reality the seventh day sabbath is as important today and is the SAME day as it was when God instituted it at creation week - the 7th day of the week. But it doesn't end there. Satan has also deceived the majority of churches into worshipping a false god - the trinity - and it is through the trinity god that all the churches are coming together in this ecumenical movement with Rome!

The truth is, THE POPE CHANGED THE SABBATH TO SUNDAY, NOT God.

The time is at hand friend, and we can no longer put our trust in man, or ourselves. We MUST put our complete trust in Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. We MUST look to Jesus alone for teaching, understanding and power. We MUST surrender all to Him and give our allegiance to Him alone. THEN our Heavenly Father can work with us through His Son and give us His Spirit to help and guide us in the truth. THEN we will not be deceived by man or the beast, and not receive it's mark.

Revelation 14:12 ...'Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith OF Jesus.'