Three Angels Message – Are You Ready?


The Three Angels Message contains critical information that could literally save your life!  I’m referring to your eternal life in Heaven.  Jesus is coming soon; will you be ready?  Though no one knows the exact time of his coming, except Jesus Himself, it is one appointment that you cannot afford to miss!

For many people the book of Revelation is a very confusing book.  Some say it is scary, full of dread, but it actually contains good news and hope for God’s people.  Satan and his followers are the only ones who should be trembling at the messages provided in Revelation.

We must study and pray in order to understand the symbolism in Revelation.  Simply reading it is not sufficient for most people to grasp its full meaning.  This article is only intended to give you a simplified version of the three angels message.  I hope and pray that you get excited enough to study more deeply and take advantage of the resources offered in this website to learn more and to develop a close relationship with Jesus so you are not left behind when he returns to take his people home!

Jesus is coming soon and angels are real!  Some are assigned to be protectors and guides for God’s people.  Others are God’s messengers who proclaim the good news of our salvation.  Revelation 14 contains some of God’s most awesome end-time messages wrapped in the symbolism of three flying angels.  Much of revelation is symbolic, but Jesus’ second coming is very real, Heaven is real, angels are real and their message is critical to your salvation!

The Three Angels Message:

Saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.” (Revelation 14:7 NKJV)

Fear God:  This does not mean to be afraid of God, but to revere God, love God and trust and respect Him.  Be happy to serve him and keep his commandments.

Give Glory to God:  Obey God and give Him praise; thank God for everything.   It’s OK to take pride in your work, but don’t be sinfully proud of your accomplishments.  Remember everything good comes from God and He is the source of your success, so thank Him for blessing your work and all that you do.

The hour of His judgment has come:  We are all accountable to God and the judgment is now in session.

Worship the Creator:  Reject idolatry, self-worship, and evolution!  Worship God on the Sabbath which is the 7th day of the week (Saturday) and the day He set aside as a memorial of Creation.

“And another angel followed, saying, “Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.”  (Revelation 14:8 NKJV)  Also see Revelation 18.  And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.  For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.” (Revelation 18:4-5 NKJV)

Do you know what this means?  Is it possible that you are in Babylon now?  The second angel warns God’s people to come out of Babylon immediately.  Babylon was the name of both an evil city and an immoral empire, a world center of idol worship.  Just as Babylon was the Jews’ worst enemy, the Roman Empire was the worst enemy of the early Christians.  The name Babylon has been applied to the enemy of God’s people (Rome) and, by extension, to all God’s enemies of all times.

Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “if anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation.  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 ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”  (Revelation 14:9 – 11 NKJV)

Those who worship the beast accept his mark and operate according to his world economic system will ultimately face God’s judgment.   The world values money, power and pleasure over God’s leadership.  Many people will disown God and violate Christian principles to have what the world values.  The third angel warns that these people will drink the wine of God’s wrath.  Sadly, many people will worship the beast and accept his mark without even realizing it!

So, the three angels message is:

·         Worship God!

·         Come out of Babylon!

·         Don’t take the Mark of the Beast!

As a new member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, I am convinced that no one can fully understand the three angels message without instruction from the church.  The first angels message is pretty clear, but further study is needed to understand the second and third angel‘s messages.  Again, this article was just intended to give you a simple overview and to entice you to learn more.

Please do not be discouraged and do not be afraid.  If you are in Babylon, you can come out.  If you have (unknowingly) been marked by the beast, you can erase it!

Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because he has appointed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained.  He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”  (Acts 17:29-30 NKJV)

Where there is life, there is hope.  As long as you live, you can turn and repent.  Ask for God’s forgiveness and you will be forgiven.  This is why Jesus died for us, so that we could be redeemed.  He knew, from the very beginning that all of us would fail to measure up to the glory of God.

The King James Version of the Bible states in Acts 17:30: And the times of this ignorance God winked at but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent.

I believe God’s eye has been stuck shut for quite some time winking at me!  So, please do not take my word for it.  Study, study and study some more!  To the best of my knowledge, everything I post on this site is true, but I’m only human, and I can make mistakes, so study God’s word to learn the truth.

I will continue to study and pray and thank God every day that I am seeing the light and learning more of the truth every time I read from my bible, attend worship service and join in group bible studies.  Of course, I will not know it all until I get to Heaven, which I am eagerly looking forward to (but not taking it for granted).

The Amazing Facts Study Guides are a great source of information about the Three Angels Message.  Much of the content of this article was taken from Study Guide #16 Angel Messages from Space.  For more information about Babylon, read Study Guide #20, The Mark of the Beast and learn more about the beast and his mark in Study Guide # 21 The USA in Bible Prophecy.
    

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