Three Angels' Messages
Revelation 14:6, 7 – Description of the first angel’s message
Last message of mercy and warning to the world
This everlasting gospel will go to all the world – Matt. 24:14
1. Fear God – to obey, and keep His commandments
Deuteronomy 10:12, 13
2. Give Glory to Him
1 Cor. 10:31 – Whatever we do is to be done to God’s glory
Matt. 5:16 – Others will see God’s glory in our lives
3. Hour of His Judgment is Come
We are living in the time of the “Cleansing of the Sanctuary” – Daniel 8:14
Hebrews 4:14 and Hebrews 9:24
4. Worship Him
This is a direct reference to Exodus 20:8-11
The issue of Sabbath observance will be faithfully proclaimed in the last days
Revelation 14:8 – Description of the second angel’s message
1. What is modern Babylon?
This is the same as the antichrist system.
Revelation 17:1-5 describes modern or spiritual Babylon
Woman – great whore – false church
Sitting on a beast – Union of church and state (beast)
Arrayed in purple and scarlet color – Colors of the papacy
Mother of Harlots – Has led others away from the true love – Christ
Defiles the sacred just as Belshaazzar had done
God the Father
God the Son
God the Holy Spirit
Dragon, Satan - spiritualism
Beast - papacy or Catholicism
False prophet or apostate
2. God calls “my people” out of spiritual Babylon today – Revelation 18:4
1. Rev. 14:9, 10 – The warning about the Mark of the Beast.
2. Dan. 3:1, 3, 4 – Neuchadnezzar builds a statue and summons the whole kingdom to accept the counterfeit worship.
3. Dan. 3:14 – The central issue for God’s faithful followers was true and false worship.
4. Rev. 13:13-17 A counterfeit image will be established again, a false standard of truth will be exalted. The central issue will be obedience to God and True versus false worship. An economic boycott, then a death decree will be passed.
5. Rev. 7:3 – In contrast to those who receive the mark of the beast are the saints who receive the seal of God in their forehead.
6. Eph. 1:13 – When we hear the truth and believe it, we are then sealed.
Jesus is truth – John 14:6
The Word is truth – John 17:17
The Law is truth – Ps. 119:142
When we believe all three and follow, we are sealed.
7. What are the components in a seal?
Person’s name, authority or title, and the territory ruled. (i.e. Presidential seal)
8. Which commandment has God’s seal?
Name – Lord thy God
Authority – Maker or Creator (vs. 11), see also Isa. 40:28
Territory – heaven and earth (vs. 11)
9. Ezek. 20:12 – The Sabbath is a sign between God and His people.Before Jesus comes, there will be only two distinct sides
Will keep the commandments of God – Rev. 22:14
Will have the faith of Jesus – Rev. 14:12
Will be sealed by the Holy Spirit writing God’s law in their heart – Heb. 10:15,16, Rev. 7:2, 3
The Beast’s side:
Will follow the commandments of men Matt. 15:8-9, Mark 7:7-13
Will worship the Beast – Rev. 14:9, 10
Will be deceived and damned because they did not love the truth – 2 Thess. 2:10-12
Will receive the Mark of the Beast – Rev. 13:16, 17