63 Angel Advice on Worship Part 1
Updated: Oct 13, 2021
The Three Angels messages of Revelation 14 have been central to Adventist belief and teaching for many years, at times creating more fear than assurance. Join us in a closer look at what these angels have to say about the importance of worship and a clearer understanding of the God that Jesus knew.
The Three Angels of Rev 14
The Three Angels of Revelation 14
The Three Angels of Rev 14 Feb 1844: Babylon=Churches Post 1844: Babylon=Protestants Beast=Catholicism 1850’s: Image is Protestantism 1860- 80:1st Angel - 1840 - 1844
2nd with 1st cont. 1885: Not beasts or earthly powers. Babylon=confusion
The Three Angels of Rev 14 1888: 3 messages are about Jesus’ death and resurrection. Those who come out will become perfect.
The Three Angels of Rev 14 20th Century: Keep Sabbath! Protestants are wrong: on Sabbath and Hell The Catholics are going to get you with Sunday laws
The Three Angels of Rev 14 Many Adventist churches have the 3 angels displayed prominently. Seldom do I see any representation of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Revelation 14:6 and he had the “Then I saw another angel flying in midair, eternal gospel to proclaim to those nation, tribe, language and people.” who live on the earth — to every Angel=heavenly messenger (Not a beast) Gospel is for everybody (not true in 1845) Eternal gospel (good news)=even before sin
The First Angel (Rev 14:6,7) Gospel = Good News! Not good advice. God loves you as much as He loves Jesus! Created you to love you. Eternal gospel=True before sin entered Only place gospel is said to be eternal. Faith is believing God rather than yourself.
Revelation 14:7 ‘He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory judgment has come. made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.”’ Fear=Hold in awe. Give glory=Tell of his wonder in life & death. , because the hour of his Worship him who
Revelation 14:7 ‘He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, judgment has come.” because the hour of his Who is judging who? Judgment & Gospel are placed together. Who judged who in Eden? At Flood? At Cross? At Second Coming? Millennium?
The First Angel (Rev 14:6,7) The hour of his judgment ( come This is a time of decision. Is God worthy of our worship? krisis ) has
The First Angel (Rev 14:6,7) Worship=Admiration=Creator=Sabbath “Worship the Creator!” (Exodus 20:8 Worship: Includes intense, emotional connection, admiration, adoration, emulation. - 10)
Revelation 14:8 A second angel followed and said, “Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great, which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries.”
Second Come out of Babylon The Angel (14:8) Babylon = self (Dan 4:13) 10:6 - worship includes salvation by obedience or heroic ministry (Romans Self worship - - 7).
Second 1. “Come out of Babylon” The Angel (14:8) worship without commitment Babylon = self - 2. Wine = teachings (Mark 2:22) 3. Fornication/adultery = relationship
Second Come out of self-worship time? influence? in chapter 18. The Angel (14:8) money? Call repeated
Revelation 14:9 ‘A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the and his the forehead or on the hand”’ beast mark on image and receives his Beast worship=Admire force and deceit Image=Change the God given future (Dan 3) Mark=Counters the seal of God
Revelation 14:9 “If anyone worships the beast”
symbol God’s Satan’s Symbol
Revelation 14:10a he, too, will drink of the wine of fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his God’s wrath=God’s protection forced away by rebellion. Cf. Rom 1:17, 24, God’s wrath . 26, 28; Rev 7:1 - 3 Idiom in Jewish culture. “Acts of God.”
Revelation 14:10b “He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb.” Not even Jesus and his angels can prevent this torment or consequence.
Revelation 14:11 “And the smoke of their torment rises for and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name.” “for ever and ever”=until it is completed (Isa 34:10) “no rest”=anxiety & turmoil=restless sea . There is night for those who worship the beast ever and ever no rest day or
The Third Angel (14:9 1. Beware of Beast Worship 2. Beast = Satan inspired kingdoms (Rev 12:9) 3. Beast =operates through force and deceit (John 8:44; 10:10; 1P 5:8; Rev 20:10) - 11)
The Third Angel (14:9 4. “666” = Me, myself and I (Opposite of God’s seal) 5. God’s seal is: God, others, myself 6. No rest for those who have the mark of the beast. - 11)
Revelation 14:12 This calls for part of the saints who commandments and remain faithful to patient endurance on the obey God’s 11 Jesus Compare 6:9 . -
Revelation 14:12 This calls for patient endurance: Adam – 900 years Moses - 80 years + ? Abraham - 25 years, 3500 years Jesus – 4000 years + 2000 years God – 6000 years + Blood of martyrs under altar (Rev 6:11)
Revelation 14:12 The cause of Faith in God’s future (Heb 12:2) Jesus’ promised future (Jn 14:1 Security in God’s love (1Jn 4:16 : 3) - patient endurance - 19)]
Hebrews 12:2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
1 John 4:16 16 We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. in God, our love grows more ll not be afraid on the day of can face him with confidence ike Jesus here in this world. - 19 NLT 17 And as we live perfect. So we wi judgment, but we because we live l
1 John 4:16 18 Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. (He does not punish. There are consequences.) 19 We love each other because he loved us first. - 19 NLT
The Three Angels of Rev 14 Worship God! Beware of self-worship! (Babylon) Beware of force-worship! (Beast)
The Three Angels of Rev 14 To Worship is to enjoy the wonder of God Let God be God and patience will follow
Part of worship is to long for the Second Coming!