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God's Final Call: The Three Angels' Messages—Part 3

Charissa Torossian

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A teaching graduate from Macquarie University in Sydney, Charissa is passionate about presenting on the Bible and its relevance in our time. She has spoken to audiences around the world, and is currently serving as the Prayer Ministry Coordinator for the North New South Wales Conference in Australia. She and her husband Justin are loving being a part of their conference evangelism team and seeing people join God’s end-time church! 

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  • December 31, 2015
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This message was presented at the Jew Y.C. twenty fifteen conference called chosen for other resources like this visit us online at W W W G Y C Web dot org right. Let's pray. A loving father in heaven we thank you Lord for the Sabbath and we thank you for the opportunity we have to come and study the Bible together. We just invite the Holy Spirit Lord to be present in our midst and we pray that you will help us to understand. And to gain a blessing from our time in your word and may we also grasp the seriousness of the message. And the Times in which we live for we ask it in Jesus' name amen. All right sir if you've been following along with us for the last couple of meetings you'll know we've addressed the first angle. That was flying in the midst of heaven. And the very first words out of the first and just mouth was fear God and give glory to him and we recognized that in the days in which we are living that that message is perfect for right now the world needs to figure out. Give glory to Him for the Arab his judgment has come and worship him in a second angel's message we heard. How Babylon is for them is following that great city because she has made all nations. Drink of the wine of the rather for fornication. And we on pack that. As we went through that Bible study together and now we are up to the third Angela's message and I'm going to begin by putting it on the screen for you. Revelation Chapter fourteen versus nine through to twelve. The Bible says. Then of third Angela followed them saying with a loud voice. If any one worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand. He himself shell also drink. Of the wine of the wrath of God which is put out full strength. Into the cup of his indignation. He shall be told meant it with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their toll made a sense for ever and ever and they have no rest day or night to worship the beast and his image. And whoever receives the mark of his forehead. Sorry Mark of whoever receives the mark on of his name. Sorry I've read that wrong. Here is the patience of the saints. Here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. Amen. Now that is a very solemn message that you just read there in fact. It sounds like the most fearful warning that has ever been addressed to the human race. And yet. Here's an amazing fact we didn't think you'd get amazing facts in this him and I did you. Is an amazing fact for you over one hundred years ago. Ellen White work these words about the third angel's message she said. 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. Very interesting. In other words according to Mrs White She said The Justification by Faith is not the introduction. Or the preamble. But it is at the very heart of the third angel's message. And when I read this quote I have to ask the question and I hope you're asking it as well how can this be. Why does she say that. Well let's give this message. Some context. Notice that the third Anjo follow this first M. a second. Again with this is highlighting the fact that there is a sequential order to the messages. You can't have a third unless you've got the first and the second right these messages are presented in order. And they fly together so. Becomes. And I'm breakable three fold. Unit of messages that go to the world. And that's why she says a manuscript thirty to eight hundred ninety six there cannot be a third without the first and the second these messages we had to give to the world. Now. Do you remember that when Revelation fourteen. Opens. We discovered and I talked about this in the previous session. That there are three scenes that John writes about in Revelation Chapter fourteen. The first same he sees is one hundred forty four thousand standing with the lamb on Mount Zion. The second same that we see in that same chapter is the three angels messages flying in the midst of heaven. And then the third and final scene is a great harvest scene which we know. Represents the second coming of Jesus based on a clue we find in Matthew chapter thirteen. Now go back to the first scene with the hundred forty four thousand standing with the lamb on Mount Zion. The hundred forty four thousand stand with the lamb because they worship the land. They worship Jesus they follow the lamb wherever he goes that's the most important thing you need to know about one hundred forty four thousand. But in Babylon. We find out that they are not worshipping the lamb. They are worshipping somebody else. And the third angels message tells us who they are worshipping the end pharyngeal tells us in verse is nine and ten it says If any one worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand. He himself show also drink. Of the wine of the wrath of God which is poured out full strength into the his the cup of his indignation. So while they worship the Lamb on mouths I own in Babylon they are worshipping the beast. And his image and not only that the third angle says that anybody who worships the beast. And his image. He receives the mark of the beast and drinks of the wine of the wrath of God What is the wine of the rest of God I will impact this a little bit more a little bit later but Revelation Chapter fifteen verse one tells us that the wrath of God is poor. Out in the seven. Last plagues and we will look at that in a little more detail just a little bit later. So this. The seven locks. Last plagues are really just a foretaste of the Complete the struction of the wicked that occurs at the end of the millennium at the end of the thousand years. Which we find in Revelation chapter twenty. Where the smoke of Atonement a sense forever and ever that is they will be completely destroyed. So friends this is a very very serious message. And because the whole world is in danger of worshipping the beast and his image. The angle as addresses his message not just to us strata. Not just to New Zealand. The angel addresses the message to any Wadi it says. If anyone was ships the base and his image so friends. This is a reminder that in the last conflict in the final crisis of Earth's history. You and I are each responsible for whom we choose to worship. Now. The Beast. And his image. The third angel's message is a warning to prepare the world for a fearful scene. Revelation Chapter thirteen and Revelation Chapter fourteen. A detailed explanation for the war that we find begins in Revelation Chapter twelve a seven and just for the sake of your own understanding of what I'm saying here Revelation Chapter twelve verse seven. Talks about the how the great controversy. Begins. Says and Walpurga out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought with the dragon and the dragon and his angels fort. But they did not prevail nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out that serpent of all called The Devil and Satan who deceived the whole world he was cost to the earth. And he's an angels were cast out with him and verse twelve says therefore rejoice Oh heavens. And you who dwell in them would to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea. For the devil has come down to you having great wroth because he knows he has a short time. So these chapters are a detailed explanation of how the devil. Who is angry because he knows his time is short. How he is going to come and rebel against God and lead the world in rebellion against God with him. Now. Who is the Beast What is this beast that we are talking about we've kind of looked at this in a little bit of detail in our previous session. However US students of Bible prophecy. So tell me what does of beast represent in Bible prophecy. You've got to hand very. Well. A based in Bible prophecy represents a kingdom or political power. OK. So we're coming there. Sorry. This is very interesting now is this a surprising thing for the Bible today or no it isn't. Countries today. Using animals as emblems for their own countries as well. So for the United States. You use an eagle. You have an eagle. I'm going to tell you what we use in Australia and I'm fortunately I was hoping to surprise you all and I had three astronomy and scum and sit down the front for everybody but this trance. Do you know what symbols what animals we have on L Yes. And everybody says that. All right let me show you this is our. These are our emblems we have a kangaroo. And we have an emu the big bird right. Snotted chicken. It's a big bed. Probably comes up about. You know its toll. But you know why we have those to animals on the hour and on now. Oh. One of the other is nice Brian why do we have the mare. They can't go back with they always go forward so that's why there you go little amazing fact we need to share with your friends about the Strand. But anyhow. It's no surprise a certain Revelation thirteen. We are told that there is a. There are two piece in Revelation thirteen there is a sea based. And there is an earth beats and we are told that this earth beast has two horns and we are also told several identifying characteristics of this earth beast. Now one of the early Adventists pioneers was a man by the name of Jan Andrews and he he says he identified it based on serious Bible study. He identified this beast. As the United States of America. I just when I had some pictures here for you but they're obviously a bit later. We come back to that. OK. In other words a Revelation thirteen. He said that this earth beast will perform great signs and wonders and cause all who dwell upon the earth by means of these miracles. To form an image to the beast and which all men must worship and we will look at the image in just a moment but notice. These verses Revelation thirteen fifteen and sixteen. He. That is the earth priest was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast. That the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the base to be killed. He causes all. Both small and great. Rich and poor. Free and slave to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads. So in other words there is a time that is coming. When an attempt will be made to force everyone to worship the beast. And those who do. Will receive a mock the Bible says on their forehead or on their hand. And this mock that they receive because they worship the priest is called the mark of the beast. Those who refuse to worship the beast. And his image will be facing a death penalty. Friends. This is a choice that at the end of time. Every living person will have to make they will have to choose. If they will worship the beast or die. Now the the warning of the third angle. Outlines in graphic detail. The consequences that will come to those who accept the seductive politics of spiritual Babylon and we. We talked about in the previous session if you missed it you'll have to go and listen to it because this builds on that. But Babylon has seductive politics she is Uniting Church and State and if you read the Bible carefully. You discover. Without without a doubt the beast. That is mentioned in the third angel's message. Revelation for. The nine through Levan is the same beasts that we find mentioned in Revelation thirteen. Which is also a prophetic development of the fourth beast of Daniel Chapter seven. Both peace. Ascend out of the sea in Daniel seven and Revelation thirteen. And based on all of its identifying marks. Which is a whole other Bible study but we're just touching the very surface in this one. The beast is evidently the papal form of the fourth empire for it receives its power and seat. From the dragon which is Imperial Rome. I found this picture here just because this is Daniel seven you remember there were four piece that come in Daniel Chapter seven and. You'll notice that the beast we find in Revelation thirteen. Mix of them all together. OK so. If this is the case then the image to the beast. Must be another religious body. Closed with power and off R.T. to put the Saints. To death. So when the Bible says that the land beast the United States will make an image to the first Big East or the papacy. Sea bass which we identified in the previous one. That's right. It means that it will develop a system that resembles that of the first beast is everybody with me still could. All right so let's just put some quotes on the screen for you. And we have pieced all right. Great controversy page four hundred and forty five. The image to the beast. Represents that form of up. Last day Protestantism. Which will be developed when the Protestant churches shell seek the aid of the civil powerful the enforcement of their dogmas. All right. So Church and State will be united enough evidently in the future. In order to enforce religious laws that closely resemble that of the papal system. That's what the Bible sects. Again this is from three selected messages. Page three six seven. Paragraph or not three thousand and six M.. Will the scriptures teach that Popery is to regain its lost supremacy. And that the fires of persecution will be rekindled through the time serving concessions of the so-called Protestant world. All right. Sorry. That's the beast. That's its image. What about the mock of the beast. John uses a Greek word here. Chara probably said that wrong. Yeah the companion here is telling me I am right. That's good. He studies it Andrew so that means it's true. So in the time of Caesar this word was used to refer to Caesar's image. That was found on coins. Stradley we have the queen's face on the back of our coins so it would be like that all the Imperial seal that was placed on official documents or even to the brand. That's a brand that they used to cover mark on to animals to brand animals. The mark on the forehead or on the hand perhaps also connects to the ancient practice among the Israelites. During prayer time when a fellow Letteri which is a fancy word to describe a small. Live the box which had passages of the Torah in it. It was bound either to the forehead they put it here or they'd bind it to their hand and this was to represent. Conscious. Acceptance of God's will reflected through his commandments. That's why they bound on the head. Or the readiness to fulfill this will. But through the actions in one's life and that was symbolized by tying it to one's wrist or to the hand. So the mark of the beast been on the forehead or on the hand. Represents the mark of authority of the apostate. Church. The replacement of God's righteous standards. With human standards and I've got this on the screen. Just as the mark of the beast reflects the name or character of the anti Christ. So the selling of God's servants in Revelation seven reflects a confirmation of the godlike moral character and that's kind of a little bit. Without context or let me just say that in the Hebrew context. A name was synonymous with character. That's why the hundred forty four thousand they have their father's name written on them they have God has molded their characters they have said they have beheld the land. They are with the lamb and they have his character. So the name is synonymous of character. And the Mako seal indicates. Whether or not a person has a relationship. Of belonging to either Christ. The lamb or anti Christ. The Beast. John deliberately contrasts the mark of the beast with the seal of God The mark of be. The mark of the beast representing disobedience to one or more of God's commands in order to abate the beast power up. And then of course the end time seal of God representing the deny divine recognition of obedience of faith to God's Commandments. And by the way. Little amazing fact another one. The sale of God The Bible only ever described it is being placed on the forehead it never describes is going on the hand. The mark of the beast you receive in your on your in your mind your in your hand. But the seal of God is placed in the in the mind by the Mets where you make your decisions here. So why would this be. Because friends God seals place in the forehead. Because when we are truly sealed it will influence what we do. When we have truly chosen to surrender our lives to Jesus and he has control over us with certain. We're in an abiding relationship with him that will be sharing. By the fruit we bear in our lives that makes sense. All right. So friends as we contrast. The mark of the beast recognizing that it is a sign of of ownership as well we discover that the mark of the beast would be in forcing worship. On any other day. Other than God stay if you look at Revelation Chapter fourteen. There is a decided link in verse seven. To the Sabbath which we looked at in our very first session welcome to those who just joined us. We looked at that it says worship Him who may. That's. That is language that is directly barred from the sabbath commom of the Book of Exodus. But there is a link from that to right here in verse nine where it says to how it relates to the mark of the beast because they're now worshiping the beast instead of worshipping God. So friends when we keep the seventh day sabbath. This is not a just little thing this is a very beautiful thing it is rich with meaning because when week. Keep the seventh day sabbath. We are resting in the completed work of Christ. For us when he went here. When he brought our salvation. And then he when I do this it means Amen. All right this is a wonderful thing friends. Keeping the Sabbath is not a legal mystic requirement. It is a love response to Jesus because I am choosing to rest me a time and that Jesus has bought for me on Calvary. Keeping the Sabbath acknowledges that God created us and therefore he is worthy of worship. And you know what that's so important today. In a world that believes we are just the result of billions of years of evolutionary luck. Kinner which is the over advanced funky hurtling through cold and meaningless space. But the Bible tells us that God made us. We have dignity. Not the it. Because we have made in the image of God. I don't know about you but I like that. I remember I asked my dad many years ago. Dad. Where did I come from. And he looked at me and he said that is. See. We found you on special and Grace Brothers which is a store we had an astronomer at the time. But knowing that we are made in God's image is a wonderful thing tonight. It's just a beautiful thought. So listen. It reminds us that we're not often it's in this universe we have a Heavenly Father. Which means that the mark of the base is merely a human attempt to substitute a human day. Based on human or thirty. Based on man's works. So in the Sabbath when we keep the Sabbath it is a symbol of trusting the creator god. As our Ridhima and resting in Him. When we think about the Sabbath. Against the backdrop of the third angles message friends. This day that we are now keeping holy right now. It is it gains tremendous relevance and power and I'd like you to notice with me this quote. The one pot and this is from a book. What does the. What the Bible says about the end time by John Pauline. I like this court. The one part of the Ten Commandments that is not logical. Is the command to worship. On Saturday rather than on some other day. Such a come August so lacking in logic and self interest. That secular people find it easy to ignore. To keep the Sabbath is to take God at His word in spite of the fact that the five senses can perceive no evidence that to do so is reasonable. It is this very irrelevance. That makes the Sabbath and ideal test of loyalty at the end. They can be no test of loyalty was self interest is involved. So that's a very powerful. Thought. I thought to add to your out. Reflection here but friends. The Bible's telling us in Revelation thirteen that eventually. The sea based obedience to the sea based will be enforced by a political act meant. Of a death sentence on all who refuse to worship. The beasts. Image and economic boycott will also follow this. And it's employment it's implemented on all those who refuse to receive the mark of the beast. Acceptance of the mark of the based will signify a public confession of faith in allegiance to or Thora T. that is clearly against God either by consent. Which is symbolized on the forehead. All through the mere act of following along with the crowd. As symbolized on the hand. And I just want to put through. Quotes on the screen. Sunday keeping is not yet the mark of the beast. Very important people understand this and will not be until the decree goes forth causing men to worship this idol Sabbath. The time will come when this day will be the test. But that time has not come yet. And again. Review in Herald April fourteenth eight hundred ninety six. The forces of darkness will unite with human agents who have given themselves into the control of Satan. And the same scenes that were exhibited at the trial rejection and crucifixion of Christ will be revived remember that the Son of God was put to death when there was a union between church and state. Whenever church and state united Sabbat think through yelling to satanic influences men will be transformed into things. And those who were created in the image of God who were formed to honor and glorify their Creator will become the habitation of dragons and Satan will see in an apostate race. His masterpiece of evil men who reflect his. An image. She'll you live or reflect Jesus or you will have reflecting men. After the image of Satan. So friends God. This for this very reason for all of that we're starting here this afternoon. For this very reason God has made rejection of the mark of the beast of the mark of the based and essential qualification for the conquerors at the end of time for his victorious people at the end of time. Because the mark of the beast when you accept that it represents the mentality of the anti Christ. Which is the disposition of self exile Taishan and rebellion against God. Revelation fourteen. Nine and ten. Let's recap Venner third angel followed them saying with a loud voice. If anyone worships the base then 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 told meant it with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels. And in the presence of the Lamb. So friends the third angels message here alerts the world to the inescapable consequences that come with drinking the wine of Babylon and possessing the mark of the beast. If you don't worship the based. You will die because the Bible says that he will cause all. To be put to death. But if you do worship the beast. You will receive his mark. And you will receive. You will also have to drink of the wine of the wrath of God which is full strength. And it is not which means it's no longer mixed with mercy and other words you will lose out on eternal life. And you can see here. Why this is so important this message. Are you following. Because this is a life and death message. And you think. We we think we sometimes kid ourselves of the thing yet. We're nervous everything is seven we will be fine. But you know what Satan managed to fool. One third of whole third of Heaven's holy angels. Into believing his lies. If he can trick the angels. Then you and I need to be very sure that our feet grounded firmly in the Word of God we must have our faith. Founded upon God's word at the end of time. Because it's going to take a faith. Grounded in God's word. To enable us to stand and friends as all of this is taking place at the end of time there will be. Just two camps the whole world will be polarized into two camps. On the one side you have those who fear God and worship him on the other side you have those who worship the beast and his image. On one hand you have those whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life. And on the other side you have those whose names are missing from its pages. One will find rest in God and priest with God eternally. The other the Bible says they will have no rest day or night. Who worship the beast and his image and whoever receives the mark of his name that's verse eleven. And so are we find signs of the times much twenty two nine hundred ten the great decision now to be made by everyone is whether he will receive the mark of the beast and his image or the seal of the living and true God and friends I want you to know that there was a time. We are rewind a hundred years ago maybe and it was. It felt many people thought all these things are just a bit far fetched. But you know what as we watch what is happening in the science of the taking place around us and front of our eyes. And the religious in the political world today. We can see that these things are happening the Bible Prophecy is coming to life. Right before our very eyes. We've same sites like this. Not too distant past when I was his name. John Paul the second passed away and look he's his funeral was attended by three former presidents and a president and then just this past year. October fifteenth two thousand and fifteen. Last year we believe in part Francis tweeted this he said work is important but so too is rest should we learn to respect times of rest especially Sundays. So. Sunday is coming. Prophecy is being fulfilled. Things are happening just as God said that they would happen now is the time for us to be staying with Jesus and ensuring that we have the seal of the Living God I meant. Amen amen myself. Now I come from a Strat here. And I just want to tell you how important it is for us to be sealed with the seal of the Living God. When I check my bags in Sydney. They put a sticker on it. And I'm going to call that I'm going to like you meant to say because I put the sticker on it and it said that it would come straight to Kentucky. My bags. And I just had to pick them up in Dallas clear customs and then check them on and they would come all the way through. Well. We got to Dallas we picked up our bags after a long flight. We checked them back in again and we arrived in Kentucky and the bags were not here. Terrible. And so you know what happened. We prayed. We worried a little bit. But guess what the back showed up you know why because they had that label on them. They were going to the right destination so we didn't have to worry in friends if we have the seal of the Living God. If we assume by the living God We have nothing to worry about. Because we were he will take us to the RIGHT THIS THE NATION. Amen. So I want to now share we've used something that a friend of mine a shared with me. Inserting the seven. Plagues and how these represent the wrath of God being poured out Revelation fifteen verse one says then I saw another sign in heaven. Great in my list seven angels having the seven last plagues for in them the wrath of God is complete so that gives us a clue as to why this is the place. The wrath of God. And we look at these and we discover something. In the same way that in the time of ancient Israel. When God was delivering his people from Egypt your member that. When God protected his people do you remember that. And on the when the possible. Angel came over those who were in the houses that had the blood applied to the lintel of the door. They were safe in the same way those who are covered by the blood of the Lamb at the end of time we will be safe as well. Those who hid in Christ. First Corinthians ten eleven says all these things happened to them as examples written for our instruction. The so there is a there is an application for us today. Ancient Israel. Are a template for God's people in the last days. How can we see this will friends both groups. Ancient Israel and God's remnant. Both were persecuted and both will be persecuted. They are pressured to break God's law. They appear helpless. And they are protected jury in the place. Deliverance comes to the plates in both cases very interesting. Right here. So I question why would a loving god. Pour out the seven last quakes. Why these specific place and how can we see the love of God in them or friends of all prophecy is Christ scented. What do the seven last plagues have to teach us about Jesus. Little point guard Listen to this sermon this is from Mark from Lisa G. Y.C. series two thousand and seven. He actually shared these points that we're going to share with you now. But are going to look this up if you have the time. Notice this the first play. Painful saws on those with the mark of the beast. Man's message at the end of time if you take the mark of the beast will give you physical security. Well when the first plague falls. It sure is that that that is not true that this. These words were not true because God's message to us is this all physical security is found in Jesus Christ. Amen. The second plague the sea. Turns to blood every creature in it dies man's messages if you take the mark of the peace we will give you. Economic security. But God's message is all economic security comes in Christ. Reveille plague three springs and rivers of water become blood because they modded God's people. Man's message. If you're a bag od you will die. But God's message is all life is in Christ. Can see how these are all Christ centered at that if we go to the heart of it. The sun scorches many people in the fourth plague. Man's message the way and day of worship director. But God's message says. All true worship is in Christ. And then lastly that I'm going to share with you here there is of course. Two more place. But we only got five here. Doc was on the kingdom and Throne of the beast man's message. What we are teaching is light and truth. But darkness falls so that's not true why because all truth is in Christ Jesus said. I am the light of the world. And saw encourage you to go and look at that message that I had here on the screen. And you'll see. You can study this a little bit further but we see friends that the Gospel. Can even be found in the seven last place we are fighting it in the three angels messages as we've been going along. We can find it in the seven last plagues as well. And so those who are protected from the plagues the righteous who experience the goodness of the gospel even while the plagues of falling friends. They have been sealed. God seal is his sign of approval that he's Angel's place on the foreheads of all those who reject the mark of the beast. And now we come to the crowning moment of the third angel's message here is the patience of the saints. Here are those who keep the commandments of God and of the faith of Jesus. What is the result of the three angels messages to right here. Here is the patience of the saints who is left after all of this is the end of time. The Saints are left a man. And when the Bible says here. Means under these circumstances. Here is we could say be in durance of the saints. Here are those who hang in there and never give up. Jesus said when he walked this earth he said he that in do is to the end shall be saved. In jurists. We're not in it for a sprint. We've got to endure with Jesus. I think about the first inventors when they were inventing cause. They would go between five. You know about five miles an hour. Three to five kilometers per hour. You work in a system like me. And they would guys of drug. They would go very slow the first cars and they would break down all the time. And people would ride past these people trying to drive cars. In a horse drawn. Buggies and carriages and I would look at these people breaking down in bed laugh at them and say Ah. Why don't you get a horse. Can you imagine if the inventors listen to the crowd would be catching the six o'clock horse instead of about six o'clock train or a six o'clock bus. So friends endure. There is a reward for those who endure. We have to pace ourselves and allow the Spirit of God to fill us or that we can bear witness to the Gospel. And I time that is coming with. There will be great persecution and I don't know about you but I want to be part of a sense. I want to be one part of these people right here have the patience of the saints. The IT. Amen. So how do we get patients. Well from a practical standpoint. Every single one of us needs. Patients. We need a bit harder. We needed in board meetings. We needed in the workplace. We need patience. And sorry. How do we get it well patients isn't something that comes very naturally. Human nature is not very patient. Patients comes from abiding with Christ. I have here. I've got something on my screen here. Giving away clues. Are back here. Are we did to you. Aren't. It can only be found in your personal relationship and dependence upon Jesus. This is patience. It is only through connection to Jesus that we have the patience and insurance and the ability to wait. Because we can see the big picture. And we can trust the one who is painting it. When I think about this I think about the great Bible characters. And there's one Bible character that instantly comes to my mind but I'm sure you can think of others. And that is Caleb. Caleb was a man he had the patience of a science he was a saint with patience. He was forced to wander in the wilderness for forty years. Because of the unfaithfulness of everybody else around him. But instead of complaining. The Bible NEVER records that Caleb ever complained. But he still remain faithful to God and he was still patiently holding on to the promise of God. We need to be like Caylee we need to be like Jesus. Be patient in our times when person when the persecution comes and revelation is clear that there will there will be very serious times ahead of us where patient in Jerry and will be necessary. And you know what he says here are those who keep the commandments of God and have the faith of Jesus. Simply Adventists are often taste. Because we people call us legal is because we keep the commandments of God. A pastor. Once had a church member come up to them and say all Pastor guess what I am going to the Holy Lands fantastic he said. And the and then the member said Well. When I get there. I'm going to be climbing Mount Sinai. That's one of. Good fear. Then the church member said And do you know what I'm going to do when I get to the top of Mt Sinai. Know what he going to do. I am going to read the Ten Commandments out loud. And the past the looked at his church member A said to them why don't you just stay at home and keep them instead of going all the way around the world to read them on top of a mountain Why don't you just stay at home and keep them and friends God has revealed to his people that the his lawyer is good. It is just it is it is holy it is true. It is beautiful. It is a transcript of his character. And so at the end of time. God raises up a people who keep both He's a moral law. Thank you moments and his physical laws a help message. He raises them up to be obedient to birth at the end of time. Again contrast between the beast and how God will work at the end of time the beast will force worship the beast will use political coalition to win adherence and deceptive miracles but the lamb. The lamb. Works differently he uses spiritual persuasion he knocks on our hearts doors. And he wuz us through the word and through the Holy Spirit. And speaking to our hearts. Which means friends those at the end of time. Who choose to be faithful to Jesus. They are faithful because they have learned to distrust. Their emotions. They have learned to distrust what they see they're not relying on any miracle to tell them truth. They are learned they have learned to stand on the Word of God of learning. A man. All right. Not only that but we find that the remnant that we find here here is the patience of the saints. They say it's have the same characteristics as the remnant of Revelation Chapter twelve in verse seventeen. And there we find another characteristic of the remnant people at the end of time. Is that they have the testimony of Jesus which we understand to be the Spirit of Prophecy. And the Seventh Day Adventists we were gifted we believe. Through the ministry of sister Ellen White who ministered to this church faithfully. Through messages of counsel and even correction and inspiration for seventy years as a result of her ministry. The fruit of her ministry. We have now worldwide education system we have a worldwide. Health System. We've got churches everywhere and saw universities because of what God did. Through her ministry she is the most prolific female American author in all of human history. What God did through her. Is remarkable. So God has blessed us. And indeed those at the end of time. God's people at the end of time. Will take on they will. They will be blessed by this this testimony of Jesus as well. But what about the faith of Jesus what is the faith of Jesus. Put a beautiful definition for you on the screen. I caught word it any better. Because the person who said this I felt said it. The best. It is the quality of faith that Jesus had given to me as a gift by God a conversion. That measure of faith that quality of that seed of faith grows as we study His word. What is the faith of Jesus. It is the ability to trust God as a friend well known. It is Jesus faith. That comes as a result of knowing him. Operating in my heart. Amen. And I want to guess he said that doesn't sound like mock friendly to you because it is. I'm not heard him say that about I'm going to write that down as a beautiful definition. Right there. And Sir. The faith of Jesus. It leads us to obedience to him. And it leads us to have patient in Germans as well. We need to realize that but for the grace of God. Our entire dependence is in the doing and dying of Jesus out. I told our fitness for Heaven is not based on anything it sure is a does. It is based entirely and found entirely in the Lord Jesus Christ amen. And so we summarize here. The three angels messages. Hit at the core of who we are as Seventh Day Adventists. These messages hit a revival. They hit RE righteousness. But here if I'm Asian and restoration all of these things are found in the three angels messages. These In time people qualify as saints. Because they respond to God's messages. And the Bible tells us also that there is a full of angles. That comes along and have put fives. The messages that we find here. So that we have what we call the latter rain is Revelation eighteen is another angel that comes and amplifies it. And I told you in the beginning that Revelation fourteen has three saints. Number one hundred forty four thousand. Then the three angels messages. And then you have the great have this when the letter rain falls before the great harvest. It brings that harvest ready to be ripe and to be harvested. And then it's just three to one liftoff and Jesus comes back. And then. That's why these messages. Important. And friends when the future. In the future the Holy Spirit descends with Pentecostal power upon his remet church as they are proclaiming these messages throughout the world. The issues in the final conflict between Christ and Satan will be made clear and plain to all the powerful angel of Revelation. A team he meets the end crisis with a loud cry and added power to reinforce the second angel's message The full of Babylon is now complete and world wide and the Gospel has been spread to the world this loud cry represents the final call for God's people to separate from Babylon. It is the last warning. That is given here it is the ultimate play of heaven. Coming from the heart of God to to escape before the seven last plagues fall and men have been many times in Earth's history where God has called his people to flee. But never has the call to flee been a serious. As the call that we find in the three angels messages it is an urgent plea. The wording there is very earnest and very very urgent for a little bit like. It's not really like this but as I was driving to the airport my mom. Dropped us off at the airport on our way here in Sydney. And I saw there was a a speed camera head of us and she was driving and I knew she had seen it because we were talking. So I said All mom you might want to slow down. She didn't notice because we were talking a little because Mommy might want to slow down. We got so close to that speed camera I said Mom slow down. She slowed down. Because we're getting so course the the. The warning had to the words had to change the tone had to change and little bit like this with the messages. We are so close at the end of time in the dangers of so great God gives us a very very urgent message. You know if anyone worships the mark of the beast or anyone worship the beast and his image and receive his mark the same show drink of the wine of the wrath of God. It is a very earnest. And a very urgent message. And if you houses on fire. You don't want people to just say hey are you houses on fire know you want someone to give you that message loud and clear the house if I get out. And that's a little bit how it is here with God's messages at the end of time and sorry. In the final conflict in the same way by the way. In the same way that. Let me say this as Jerusalem received her final judgment. After read after rejecting the Pentecostal appeal of the risen Christ. So end time Babylon. Received her judgment. Only after the last Pentecostal Pentecostal appeal of Christ as well does that make sense. All right. So here we have this now I want to put this authority had it on the screens of it's rated. Testimonies. Volume nine page nineteen. In a special sense. Seventh Day Adventists have been set in the world. As watchman and light. Paris. To them has been in trust for the last warning for a perishing world on them a shining wonderful light from the Word of God. They have been given a work of the most solemn import. The proclamation of the first second and third angels messages. There is no other work of so great importance. They are to allow nothing else to absorb their attention. The Seventh Day Adventist Church is not just any church. This is a movement of Bible prophecy. It is a movement and a fulfillment of the promise coming of Elijah. In Malakai check to form this is five and six. Where we have all the larger would come again and restore all things. Friends the three angels messages. Of Revelation fourteen. Are in a larger message to restore all things it's the last the larger message in salvation. History. And in the same way that God sends this message at a time when there is global apostasy just does when a lie Jeff was brought to give his message of time when there is apostasy so to at the end of time in the same way a lie just received a wonderful reward for his completed mission. So to at the end of time God's people. They will be blessed with our wonderful reward. At the completion of their mission to. What will that be. We will see Jesus Jesus will come. And we can go home. So friends. Your response to Heaven's final appeal will determine your eternal destiny your response to Jesus. Son. How is this message. Connected with righteousness by faith. Justification by Faith. Well. If you think back into the history of the Christian church into the Reformation way back in the history of our church. You're back to Wycliff and Haas and Calvin and Luther. And you look at the lives of these reforms and you notice something. What do you notice. You go back and you recognize that all of. Them. Fell in love with Jesus and embrace the righteousness of Jesus Christ they realized that they couldn't be saved through their own deeds and when they realized that they never truly began to break into separate from every vestige of Babylon. They want to nothing to do with bevel him because they were just so in love with Jesus they were just following. Truth. They found themselves in bracing this soul the feet of the faith in Jesus Christ and friends the three angels messages. Is not about identifying some false religion. It is about identifying Jesus Christ. As a solid means to salvation and men. A man myself. I was a good a man moment. Say it again with three angels messages. Is not about identifying false religion. It is our debt about identifying Jesus Christ as the sole means to salvation. The people who give the three angels messages follow the lamb wherever he goes. That's what the reform is did. That's what the early Advent pioneers did and that's what we must do as well and sorry friends whenever we preach the cross. We are preaching the first angel's message for the Gospel. We have got is the everlasting Gospel McGaugh spill is the laying of the glory of man in the dust. BABYLON represents trusting in my own works in my own system of worship in order to save myself. And instead of keeping my eyes and Jesus and Sir. When I preach salvation by faith them by God's grace instead of works. We are preaching the message of the second angel. And the third angel wants us against trusting in our own works and Kohls us to and gives us the Sabbath rather as a sign that we have chosen to trust in Jesus for our salvation and not in man's works. So when I preach the third angel's message when I preach the Sabbath when I am preaching about resting in Jesus. That is the third angel's message as well. And you see this it's all Christ sent after his defeat in the Battle of Waterloo Napoleon was exiled to Niland. And the island of Sicily. And history tells us that his time in age took their toll on him. The little emperor would sometimes stand looking at the great map of Europe. And as he would look at it on that map. He had placed a red circle around the place where he had suffered his alternate defeat. And we had told him. History says that many times Napoleon would come. He would look at that map. He would tap his finger on that red circle there and he would say this. If it were not for that red spot. I would be Emperor of All Europe. Or friends in them in a very similar way. Say when he looks at history. He points to Calvary and he places his finger there and he says if it wasn't for that red spot called Calvary. I would be king of the world. Friends thanks to Jesus. Greater days and a bright future await those her chest him. And who choose to put their faith in him. We are told that Jesus. He died the death that we deserved that we might have eternal life. He could not bear the thought of an eternity without us that's why he came down to die for us. And I think about the garden of get seventy. Where in that God in Jesus experience the absence of the life sustaining for presence of his father. And he's in the God of get seventy. And he prayed lot. Let this cup pass from me. But not my will but by will be done and he Charan's he went through with what he did because he loved us he drank of that cup. He died the death that we deserve so that we don't have to drink of the wind of the wrath of God Jesus. Drank that for us amen and sorry. Very serve rejected the cross. They are the ones that have placed their trust in their own works. Instead of resting in God they receive the mark of the beast. And they will end up drinking. The cup that Jesus drank for them and get so many by rejecting the Sabbath the wrist and God's grace they choose to drink the cup themselves it's all a choice at the end. In closing the story. And then we read through this together a man who was privileged to sit in one of the Air Force fighter jets. And on the particular day as he was sitting in this fighter jet. It was flying in formation with several other fighter jets. And as this man was watching his pilot he noticed that his pilot. The whole time of they were flying his pilot had his eye on the wing of the plane in front. Just kept watching the wing of the play. The whole time during all formation and even as they coming down to lead the man is watching it is getting nervous. Finally he says to him. When are you going to look at the ground when you're going to look down. And without looking down his pilot said to him when our wills touched the ground that's when I looked down until that I'm not looking down. I added a whole lot to that. All you actually said for us to our real touch the ground. Our friends in the same way that that pilot. His eyes were fixed on the wing of the plane in front friends we need to keep our eyes fixed on the lam. At the end of time. Don't look to the right. Don't look to the left don't look at what people say don't follow what the crowd does. Keep your eyes on Jesus. Keep your eyes in the Word of God Keep studying God's word and you will be safe. My feet keep your eyes on Jesus. Then he will. He will help us. And he will save us. And we can have an eternity with him. And then so are the three angels messages. Van not scary. And not something we should be afraid of these messages a saturated with the righteousness of Jesus. Talking about the everlasting gospel. They calling people back to true worship of the Living God. They took their talking about being totally focused on Jesus and totally relying upon him being completely surrendered to him. There are about uplifting Jesus and His righteousness to a world that is being deceived to a world that is drunk with the wind of Babylon now is the time for us to proclaim these messages and of the power of the Holy Spirit. For the world around us and then. All right well. That brings us to the end of this message. And I just want to ask you Are you willing to be one of God's last day three and your messages to the world. Let us pray together. Loving Father in heaven. We thank you for your work. We thank you for the messages. Your word contains. I pray Lord that as we continue to study these beautiful messages I pray that you will help us to be able to have a clear understanding of your word and so that we can share these messages with others. So that one day soon when Jesus comes. We will meet you in the clouds and we will meet she Lord without loved ones and friends and those whom we've been able to share Jesus with. We love you and we praise. And we thank you for hearing our prayer for this message was recorded at the Jew I see twenty fifteen conference called chosen and local Kentucky. U.I.C. supporting Ministry of a Seventh Day Adventist Church. To inspire young people to be bible based Christ centered and soul winning Christian to download or purchase other resources like this visit us online at W W W G Y C web. Our G.

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