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Revelation 14: The 3rd Angel's Message

Kameron DeVasher


Kameron DeVasher

Director of Sabbath School & Personal Ministries, Michigan Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church



  • March 15, 2014
    11:00 AM
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you joining us we are continuing our study of the book of Revelation and as you heard from the Scripture reading that there are some reasons it sounds like a surface that why you would want to study the book of Revelation it sounds like scary stop in fact I think that might be the scariest Scripture reading you can have is the reading the third Angels message wasn't intimidating is powerful what is going on here and so want to quickly review what we've been studying thus far but it's so much we can only review in a very very fast version but you go again back to Revelation chapter one and verse one Revelation chapter one and verse one sets the trajectory in the course of our study in the book Revelation with the opening words the revelation of Jesus Christ so what ever we read in this book in ultimate aim is to reveal Jesus Christ a revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave him to show his servants things which must shortly take place things are going to happen in the future that the prophecies of the book of prophecy unfolds and reveals Jesus Christ and as we saw the opening chapters the first half about of the book of Revelation it covers the history of the world and specifically of the church from the time of John was the author to the time of Jesus return at the second coming and after we go through that time we come to the middle in the second half of the book and start focusing not on the time of John's life but down towards the close of time these closing events of earth history prelude to the second coming these income events take more and more of a full focus in the book of Revelation specifically you see as we saw last week we covered Revelation eleven talks about a time of persecution during that expense from John's time to Jesus return about one thousand two hundred and sixty year period of persecution of God 's people by you have a persecuting power it would come from within the church one thousand two hundred sixty years Revelation chapter twelve incomes back and talk about that kind of persecution for one thousand two hundred and sixty years been eliminated on Golden Revelation thirteen that opens with a time of persecution of God 's people for one thousand two hundred and sixty years over and over as it's focusing on these inside the vent getting close to becoming a Jesus this particular time one thousand two hundred sixty years which from our study with covert begins in five thirty eight eighty and ends in seventeen ninety eight eighty would be a time of terrible persecution for God 's people and God 's people would would suffer during the time he persecuted they would survive but not necessarily arrive at that time in fact the language of Revelation eleven twelve and thirteen we talked about these persecuting time that the church would have to endure his defenses in its posture they told to indoor to have patience to hang on holdfast but it's basically just kind of grit your teeth the Lord will give you strength and is go through it bear fruit but all of that changes in Revelation chapter fourteen thirty Bible Revelation chapter fourteen again just getting it brief review and contact our study of the third Angels message Revelation chapter fourteen opens with a description of God 's faithful people in spite of all the deceptions and persecutions the Satan is foisting on the world at this time there is a group of people symbolically represent a hundred and forty four thousand with all of are the characteristics described in the first five verses of Revelation fourteen these are the ones who have not followed his lead have frustrated the plans of the devil and now it says in verse five and in their mouth was found to know what deceit so there's no I see there is truth so God has his messengers of truth in the last day to counteract all of the falsehood and counterfeit the devil 's been working to establish for so long leading up to this point we saw the first payment method becomes at about the birthday but I thought an angel flying in the midst of heaven having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth to every nation tribe tongue and people and of course having studied Revelation thirteen just required Revelation fourteen it's interesting that here there is no deceit in their mouth when of course is that inverse Bakken and Revelation chapter thirteen verse fourteen he deceives those who dwell on the art right so there's deception by the Antichrist and his helper they are in Revelation thirteen and now in Revelation fourteen there is no deceit found in their mouth and these people have a message for the whole are the same people that in the deceived by the by the antichrist power in Revelation thirteen are now having a counter proclamation from the other direction what are they saying for seven saying with a loud voice fear God and give glory to him for the hour of his judgment has come again against another time marker telepath seventeen ninety eight now what that eighteen forty four hour of the investigative judgment beginning in heaven fear God and give glory to him for the hour of his judgment has come and do what worship in in chapters thirteen and fourteen you see a different call to worship seven of them are appeals to worship the Antichrist that is what appealed to worship Jesus Christ right here the first Angels message so counter to all this going on there there's this God 's representative sing worship the true God in the blue and by the way how do you know which is the true God the one who can actually create create or who worship him who made heaven and earth to see the springs of water at Black Sabbath and another angel followed saying Babylon is fallen is fallen that great city because he made all the nations drink the wine of the rather fornication and now in that context we come to this third and final message of this group of people counteracting the counterfeits of Satan we read in verse nine and the third angel followed them saying with a loud voice if anyone worships the beast and his image and receive his mark on his four head or on his hand he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God which is poured out the cup of his indignation you should be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy Angels 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 again you will you be hard-pressed to find stronger more direct language of warning in all of Scripture about this mark of the beast and this is our third Angels message what does it mean for us today what is the significance definitely the burden of our study before you this day let's begin with my father we thank you so much we thank you for Jesus we thank you for this revelation of Jesus Christ were currently studying a lawyer in the context of these three Angels messages in particular this third Angels message help us to see Jesus clearly today is my prayer in Jesus name amen I think about the audacity of this what Revelation fourteen here describes theirs is a group of people against volatile represent about a hundred and forty four thousand they follow the Lamb wherever they go that noticing in their mouth but they are speaking at a time and place in Earth 's history where according to Revelation thirteen inches came before the whole wide world is one these the whole world is wondering up the beast the whole world worshiping the beast and his image and people stand up and loudly proclaim mercy of God their counter acting the counterfeit the whole world is drunk with Babylon 's deceptive line any of these people come along and start proclaiming the truth that Babylon is fallen into the house of cards is nothing to come out of her my people and then we come to this this third Angels message and is a you directly opposite of what we saw in Revelation chapter thirteen again let's go back to Revelation chapter thirteen to see what they are counteracting what counterfeit is being counteracted in the third Angels message relationship with thirteen of course we saw a progression of revelation thirteen the Dragon standing by the shore the CBCs that beast from the sea arrived which is just a retelling of the same power that we've seen over and over and over in the Bible prophecy and then there's this helper and peace from the earth to be start with revelation thirteen verse eleven then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth and had two horns like the land and spoke like a dragon and he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence in causes the earth and those who dwell in it to what worship the first beast supra the purpose of this second beast is to get people cause the earth to worship the first beast whose deadly wound was healed he performs great signs so that even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men and he deceives those who dwell on earth by both sides which is granted to do in the side of the beast telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image these who was wounded by the sword and Lynn he was granted power to give breath of the image of the beast of the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many who would not worship the image of the beast to be what killed Revelation thirteen Eusebius image to the beast being established and through deception and persecution people being caused the whole world we caused to worship this image to the and what is the repercussion if you refused to worship the image of the beast that if you don't warship you than Revelation chapter fourteen verse nine comes along the third Angels message the direct counter to what we saw over the adverse nine in the third angel followed thing with a loud voice if anyone went to the beast and his image or receive his mark header understand he himself should also drink the wine of the wrath of God which is poured out Inc. in the cup of his indignation you shall be forfeited with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy Angels in the presence of the Lamb basically if you do worship the beast and his image you're going to do what this is a bit of a pickle I miss a big theological term a bit of a pickle yes but the whole world is brought to a point of decision it was interesting of the three Angels messages are basically laid out like that any good evangelistic sermon should be late you have the message and you make sure it was clear and then you ask for decision is an appeal is appealing easier and revel in chapter eleven of fourteen of the first Angels message they are starting to tell people the message fear God he reported to the hour of his judgment is come that informing them about this time of God 's judgment then they start speaking these truths to demonstrate the Babylon of the house of cards is fallen is nothing there to it if it's Interpol Shell well then the final sentence that I know you've heard this all of you like all the while running the whole world is wondering up beef blocks the truth is this this one says if you don't take the mark is going to die this means that if you do take the mark going to die really not much else you can say after that this way lead to death or as they leave the debt they can't both be right there mutually exclusive you do you do take the mark or you don't take them so which one do you trust which will be this one court 's Scripture the whole world wondered after more popular obviously the sign from heaven it seems good I'm guessing sings pretty good at his job at the section and he dresses up as a delight he can say this mood thinking of how to paint a picture he knows how to address the senses sight taste touch that everything around you appeal to worship the images of these but there's this group of people over there anything I millionaire you know anything but it's wrong this is its bringing the world the point of decision manifesting that decision fastening who will you trust basically you can trust me antichrist distinctness and you'll be okay I'll protect you if we don't all kill yourself better take the mark of safety the security in the marketing of the site says don't take the mark only think begin not who needs you sought unity on the fascinating fascinating enough to give you just a brief history very very brief history almost to briefly mentioned it needs to be mentioned in the late eighteen hundreds in the eighteen eighty eight discussion if you're at all familiar with seven Dallas church there was a great discussion about righteousness by faith justification by faith the seventh abstract on some young gentlemen by the names of Jones and Wagner I believe in spite of the Lord notice that are screeching was very very theoretical very dry and need to be centered and hinged on Jesus and his righteous they brought this message out and there was a discussion within the seven Baptist Church the nice way to say it am debate fight is probably not the right word but it's close and said that a search about the relation of Christ and his righteousness in these inside of that proclamation was and people would look at the third Angels message and send look at this thing it's warning people that if you take the Mark of the beast are going to experience the wrath of God and destruction by fire however have anything to do with the righteousness of Christ is assented to a justification by faith at all and you can find the statement in last David Spade one ninety ninety one and a whole bunch of other places if you just type in the phrase in Verity find the state several have written to me was quite right inquiring that is asking if the message of justification by faith is the third Angels message how is it possible what these guys I met Jesus in faith in Jesus and justification by faith in Jesus where does that fit in the third Angels message you were supposed to proclaiming this message happily letting that message how do we work together on same thing the message of justification by faith the third Angels message and I have answered it is the third Angels message in Varitek out smoothly true that if the third Angels message Sylvester we read in Revelation chapter fourteen verses nine through eleven do we see justification by faith will I believe we absolutely do because everything else is done over here by sight and by populated by fame and no coercion inception and the only thing to go on here is that the Hebrews Chapter 11 wanted to show you this biblical definition and examples of forced keepers Chapter 11 is the hall of faith the faith chapter in Scripture other only want to talk about faithless be clear but that the primary objective Hebrews Chapter 11 is talk about faith and what it is an assistant verse one now faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things what not seen the evidence of stuff that you don't see yet but you still trust that if there evidence of things not seen for by it that is that type of faith the elders obtained a good testimony and notice it starts off interestingly enough as an example for the rest the revelation of a repetitive Hebrews eleven unfold as examples of this faith what this bait looks like out of theory and what is look like in practice in the first example given is creation interestingly enough look at verse three by faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God so that things which are seen were not made of things which are visible but back to this dichotomy versus what you can see we can't know what's fascinating to me about how God created the heavens and the earth is that he did it without any human eyewitnesses no one thought I mean you didn't create Adam and they wanted and he witnessed the creation process but okay now I believe it occurred because I have watched the rating process the bear in the last day before his man in his image and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life man becomes a living being an adequate steps in as a sentient being he automatically starts thinking which hopefully is the difference between us and every other creature on the planet we've think please don't don't don't give that power away to anyone else know what he will do your thinking for you this is the God-given Adam wakes up he looks around treated better language than me and he knows his all these things in any notices for the first time I hear it has no memory of anything before that right this is his very first moment in thought and I'm sure perfect with there wasn't one drop of snow of any eighty looks around there's Jesus Christ was the member of the God who executed the creation process is as high again and said that align the highway but I just made you now if you were to meet Adam you know a week or so after he was created I'm guessing he wouldn't look like what you expect someone who's only been alive for a week to look like when we see someone who's been a life or we could use the about gay big thing this guy is full-grown men yes and how old are you waiting to companies like I came from God one legal seems literally from our experience laughable that could be true yet it back but by the way when he when the Lord God made his helpmate for him we need without sleep he wakes up where did she come from I made her to the process thank you the call but it was all done by faith and notice us what it says here by faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible if you leave your finger Hebrews eleven in the back Revelation chapter fourteen your member that first Angels message which says in verse seven saying with a loud voice relation fourteen percent and fear God and give glory to him for the hour of his judgment is come and worship him who what whom may I wonder we didn't see but he did it his word says that we just trust him worship him who made heaven the earth sea and the springs of water of course what is the memorial of that creation the Sabbath day rest worship them by acknowledging his creator ship the thing you didn't see if that is because you want to live back then I was alive just right after that but he didn't see any of it but just because the word of God says so it is true the actually take the Lord has worked or not when you say I will believe it when I see scientific evidence that proves to me that by the way what evidence would you hope for me I wouldn't expect Adam Mica said he would be by my understanding but every scientific tool a week old baby is not a full-grown man but this doesn't happen and I'm taking a wild guess that if you cut down some trees in the garden of Eden they have rings Carbondale Iraq even look real real old that means it is real real no because you simply trust that he can do with nothing what we do but he was eleven now if the rest of the chapter unfold as examples of people who because of this a to trust that God 's word is what God says over what they see they do things it from outside perspective seems crazy and principles November seven by faith Noah being divinely warned of things not yet what seemed good with godly fear prepared an ark to the saving of his household by which he can condemn the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to what faith because he acted on God 's word when all the evidence was against them but just because God said so he took it in action and built the ark that that is right at this but doing something by faith in God 's word in contradiction to all and by the way I'm guessing that people bought Noah was not building the boat on dry land preparing for rain and it never occurred hundred and twenty years of doing but God 's word said so and he just trusted in Stroop for the next example verse eight by faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go to a place which he would receive an inheritance and he went out not knowing where he was going to call an element of all of these things is the trusting God and not to do what he says despite what you see that his righteousness by faith in a nutshell with all the trust in God regardless of Satan the deceptions and attempts on your life persecution whenever and not go back to verse six is a statement with our faith it is impossible to do what we then God is looking for people who will be faithful to just whatever he says they go with it without faith it is impossible to please him for he who comes to God that is the logic that must believe that he is it a come to God must believe that even if the God right and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek that God will take care of you if you put your faith in him but there is a reward for faithfulness this provided only by God Watts you need act in faith faith is not just a statement by Pope or I feel would be nice if it actually believing enough step out and act on what God 's word says in contradiction to what you might even see or hear which is where Satan lives and breathes he does deception around us in that way but we also go back to Genesis chapter really say something fascinating in Revelation fourteen the third Angels message is the final appeal of God 's two of God to the people of this earth the final test of faithfulness it's interesting how strikingly similarities to the very first test of faithfulness recorded in Scripture Genesis chapter three verse one now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made of course this ties to revelation remember the Dragon was cast out of heaven it is called that serpent of old who deceives the whole world areas circuit was more cunning than any beast of the field with Lord God made him him and God indeed what said has God indeed said it other than what comes after that it's inserting that idea of doubt in God 's word and trying to wean you off of what God says and when you onto what you see right has God indeed said you shall not eat of every tree of the garden of instead of the circuits we may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden but the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden God hath said you shall not eat it nor shall you touch it lest you what but it's a death sentence if you eat of this if you do this forbidden thing you will die that was the command simple and clear then burst or the serpent said to the woman you will not surely die one clear zeitgeist I said do not eat the fruit if you do will do think the lungs that do a different and don't worry about it you won't die disobey and operate it will be fine no worries on physical day and I'll take care who you can trust what God says or what Satan can make you see notices serve to build his case again for sport the circuit said the woman you will not surely die for God knows the implication being God knows and you don't that in the day you eat of it is to say you will be just fine it's just another treat the say that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God knowing good and evil you could talk all this shackled the goddess held UN that New Orleans he withheld from you you can see for yourself you will be like God you can determine for yourself what is right and wrong you can know good from evil it's not too much of a stretch by the way in the spirit of prophecy holds as true the as he was saying these words he was in the tree touching what you said you can't touch or you'll die heating capacity but was the fruit itself poisonous no what made the fruit bad to eat God said not to the bottom line but as far as good-looking food good for your food dollar its food think of the treaty touches that which he said he won't touch as interesting I'm testing it still talking by the way the notice I'm talking any other animal talk the other animals into the street with those two things so think about this if it's taken me a lowly serpent and turn it into this but I say very beautiful and convincing orator will it do for you any appeals to every sense that she had in fact the Bible holds as Outlook or six so when the woman was saw when the woman saw that the tree was good for food so she starts evaluating it herself outside of what the I said you know what you said but with the value it when I see when the woman saw that the tree was good for food and it was good for anyone is pleasingly odd ninja at that thing and Shri desirable to make one want she took of its fruit and ate she also gave to her husband with her and keeping no the very first man and woman were given dominion over this planet and their fitness for that leadership position that fitness for this world was contingent on their faithfulness to God for as long as they were faithful and obedient they were given dominion go to Luke chapter four which a something fascinating of all of Satan 's lies and deceptions which are plenty one thing at least he doesn't do is try to claim that he created this world he doesn't claim ownership of the world is a rightful thing that he built even explained the DeJesus within the temptation experience in the wilderness liquid Satan says the Jesus chapter four of the book of Luke starting the first five then the devil taking them up on a high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time and the devil said to them all this authority I will give to you and their glory for this has been what delivered to me if I build it back up the jig is up you are the creator you know right with the one you put in charge gave me the keys and Ellen Beno is free of charge well well almost to subdue one thing with that one thing he wants worship him Brittany and I give it to whomever I wish therefore if you will worship for me all will be this issue of worship and obedience to what God says despite of all what you see taste touch feel sense at all that loyalty to God 's word which of course what was Jesus rebuttals every temptation of Satan it is what written that is the question that the enzyme the final test of faith bears a striking resemblance that first test faith in the word of Christ the creator against the word but that Satan the fallen creature and just as the first test demonstrated whether we were fit for this world the final test demonstrates weather will be fit for the world to come it's a something from even after the sin problem is resolved righteousness will still be by faith in the word of God righteousness has always been by faith were justified by faith not by our own beds we are all creatures in God will still be our Creator and when he says something he expects us to simply believe them because it's true because he said when this great controversy is finished there will not be a second controversy will not happen again and the only way to guarantee that that will happen is that of people who will learn in this life to trust God no matter what does whatever he says will go our number one issue is not what tasted my with UNC is good not what everybody else think that with most popular but what is right according to God 's word that's the bottom line issue that's the hundred and forty four thousand described as those who follow the Lamb whatever you don't recall this one that is righteous I think by the way go back to Revelation fourteen thousand underclothes relationship to fourteen again after the strong appeal which by the way don't you love the fact that it's a choice in Revelation thirteen he tries to trick people deceive them and enforce people the persecution revelation fourteen you just simply says choose and after every verse eleven and the smoke of a format since forever and ever and they had no rest day or night who worship the beast than it should have received the mark of his name implication is don't take the mark verse twelve records here is the patience of the saints here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus Friendly's last days of Earth 's history we will be all of us not just as Christians much as the seven divers but the whole world will be blocked for point of decision you trust what God 's word says redress the deceptions of Satan sets up for you to see we you have me be justified by faith with them you can't see but just because he says so you trust or we you say I can't trust that got I can't seek I need to take the Mark of the beast in order to be safe who are you going to put your trust in his the ultimate question at the end time and we are to be messengers of that that final warning so I appeal to you choose for yourself and then become a messenger for other people to have that choice again you see the outline of the three Angels messages like the sermon itself gives the information I checked her understand him him him to be one of her a media was brought by audio is a website dedicated to spreading God 's word 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