God's Final Call of Mercy to the World
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In Revelation 14 we see three angels proclaiming, 'with loud voices', three important messages to the world. Also, in Revelation 18 we have another angel, 'crying out mightily' to the inhabitants of the world, giving God's final warning and call of mercy, and it is high time for the world to heed these final warnings, because we are living in the very last days of this earth's history.
What interests me, is that if you read these messages, which we will do below, you will see they 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. Which reveals a major problem with the majority of professed Christians today.
The Three Angels of Revelation 14
Revelation 14:6 ...'And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven.'
The first thing to realize with regards to these angels is that we are not going to see literal angels flying around the world giving these messages, even though literal angels have an important role to play in this final message. Just as Jacob saw angels ascending and descending on the ladder, there are angels all over the world coming down from heaven, helping to impart light and power to God's people on earth. But these 'messengers' of Revelation 14 also represent God's true people on earth sounding the call of mercy to the world.
NOTE: Want to find God's true church? Find the faithful people actively giving these messages and warnings.
FIRST ANGEL - 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.'
Notice the angel has something to 'PREACH' to the world. So again, this shows it is symbolic of God's true people giving this message, even though angels still have an important part in helping to give light and power to us. And what important message to preach 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.
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'? Well, take a look at 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.' ... So living in the fear of God is to hate the things that God hates. To turn away from them and expose them.
'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 - God'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.
'the hour of God's judgment has come' - Is the world being judged right now? Well, think about this - When Jesus Christ returns at the second coming, what does the Bible say He has with Him? Revelation 22:12 ...'And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.' So for Jesus to have His reward to give us when He returns, what must have already taken place? Judgment! Right now in the heavenly sanctuary, the cases for all people are being decided. Do you have any faith? If you do, are you actually living in accordance with the faith you proclaim? This is what Jesus Christ and the Father are judging RIGHT NOW! They are finding out if we are living in according with God's Word.
'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 story and also in the 4th commandment concerning the sabbath. So here we find EVOLUTION REJECTED! 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!
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.
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.
SECOND ANGEL - 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.'
This is a simple message telling the world that Babylon is fallen and become a place of wickedness. But who is Babylon? Well, we had literal Babylon in the Old Testament, but this literal kingdom was destroyed and Jeremiah prophesied that it would never rise again as a literal kingdom (Jeremiah 51). Does God leave us in the dark concerning Babylon? No, He gives us a very detailed description of her in Revelation 17 and 18.
She is BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS.
In the Bible a woman represents a church. A pure woman is likened unto God's true people, which means a harlot would be an apostate church. So who is this apostate church which is known Biblically as 'Babylon'? Well, she is the MOTHER apostate church, and she has 'harlot' apostate 'daughter' churches. She has the blood of God's people on her hands. She has committed 'fornication' with the leaders of the world. She has committed great wickedness and she has deceived the world with her 'wine' (false teachings). This description alone should reveal clearly to all who Babylon is. But for more evidence, please see the following:
Please see WHO IS THE WHORE OF BABYLON?
THIRD ANGEL - 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 dire warning given for us living in the end times. And yet the majority of people will tell you that you are not being 'loving' or 'brotherly' by giving a message like this. And yet this is a message from God! So is God not being loving by giving this warning to the world? Yes He is, because what people don't realize is that THIS IS A MESSAGE OF LOVE. We know that the lost will not only receive the terrible plagues to come, but will also be cast into the lake of fire. So is it not 'loving' to warn people so as to STOP them being lost? Of course it's loving. But Satan has unfortunately turned people from the clear truth and turned them 'unto fables'.
2 Timothy 4:3-5 ...'For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.'
Satan would have us all turn away from sound BIBLICAL doctrine to cause us to unite with Babylon and draw us into his kingdom which is soon to be destroyed. Which is why these messages are so important.
This third message is a warning about receiving the mark of the beast. Now the majority of professed Christians would have you believe that the mark is just a physical mark like the RFID chip that the government will try to force upon us. But there is one big problem with this thinking, and that is the fact that a physical mark CAN be forced upon you. Which makes it null and void as the mark of the beast, because we CANNOT be lost by having a physical mark forced upon us. This issue is all to do with WORSHIP. Not a microchip!
Think about it! Can someone who receives a physical mark forced upon them continue to worship God in spirit and truth? Yes or course. And can someone who rejects a physical mark continue to live a life of sin? Yes! So can you see that both statements go against the mark simply being a literal, physical mark?
Look at what the angel says. He says that those who WORSHIP the beast and receive the mark will be lost. But the saints are those 'keeping the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.' So how do we NOT worship the beast or receive the mark? By keeping God's commandments (including the 7th day sabbath) through faith in Christ Jesus.
Angel of Revelation 18
Revelation 18:1-4 ...'And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 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. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.'
This fourth message is a repeat of the second angel above, but with added power and glory, which shows us how important it is to find out WHO BABYLON IS. And why is it given with added power and glory? Because this is when the mark of the beast is enforced. And God will add that power and glory to this warning message because time will be almost up! Did you see the additional message, not from the angel, but from heaven itself? This is a message from God Himself and He is calling His people OUT of Babylon. He is speaking to the hearts of those who are still within Babylon, who have not seen the truth yet.
Yes, there are many of God's true people within Babylon. People who are living up to the light they have and are following the Lord Jesus Christ in accordance with what has been taught them. But this is the important fact about this dire warning and FINAL call of mercy from God. They HAVE to come out of Babylon. Once the truth has been shown them, they HAVE to be obedient to the truth and show true allegiance to God the Father and Jesus Christ. Otherwise they will end up sharing in the sins and plagues of Babylon, and be lost!
If you diligently and prayerfully read through the links provided above and compare the information with the Bible and history, you will find out the truth that Babylon the Great is none other than the Roman Catholic Church. Her 'harlots' being the fallen churches who have united with the Roman Church. So you have a decision to make. Stick with Babylon and her harlots, or COME OUT and join with God's remnant and truly follow the Lord Jesus Christ, our ONLY way to salvation!
Do you have a love for the truth?
2 Thessalonians 2:7-12 ...'For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 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.'
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