Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Revelation 14 - Three angels

Three angels

Rev 14:6 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,

John saw in heaven an angel who was to be sent to the earth to preach the gospel to every nation and to all people. He came from heaven, so this was not a man preaching and Jesus is never an angel. Interesting, where was the church? Probably they had been raptured or caught up in the air to be with Jesus. Who would tell those remaining about Jesus, but the angel messenger of God? God is good, always wanting to give grace to those who will receive.

2 Pet 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Rev 14:7 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.

Fear God, he has made all that there is. Repent from the lies taught to you about evolution and other gods. Worship the true almighty God.

The 144,000 were probably sealed of God and were witnessing at this same time. This was before the people received the mark of the beast. There would be a great multitude saved out of the tribulation.

Rev 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.

Babylon Iraq, which was the greatest city of the world under king Nebuchadnezzar. That city represents the world's power and wealth and pleasures. Babylon here represents mankind in organized rebellion against God. Those who seek the lusts of the flesh and rebel against God, even denying that he exists. They will see God's power. Come out from them and receive the Lord Jesus and be saved.

Rev 14:9 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,
Rev 14:10 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:
Rev 14:11 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.

The third angel warns the earth's people to not take the mark of the beast. They will do so willingly or they will worship God, it is their choice. If they take the mark, it is a sin unto everlasting torment. God's wrath will be poured out upon them; fire and brimstone in hell.

their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night,

This in the presence of those who gave them warning; the angels and the Lamb of God, Jesus shall witness against them.

Mat 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

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

Stay faithful.

Eaglewings Ministries

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