We are promoting Revelation chapter 14 to counter the worldwide boycott of chapter 13
Revelation 14 starts with the "Lamb" which is a sanctuary language of the Old Testament. Jesus Christ is our sacrificial Lamb killed for our sins.
The 144 000 is an Israeli military language. Chapter seven explains that 12 000 out of each of the 12 tribes are being sealed. The sealing agent is the Holy Spirit of God, but the seal itself is in the center of the Ten Commandment known as the holy Sabbath. It has all the elements of a seal.
Just as the mark of the beast also has a mark or seal and a name, so has God. God's name is holy and holiness or righteousness will be written inside the forehead of the 144 000.
Their song is the song of victory over sin as also is mentioned in chapter 15.
The 144 000 are said not to be defiled with women. A woman is a
symbol of a church. Corrupt churches are described as being "fallen"
like fallen Babylon. The 144 000 are said to be virgin. Paul the apostle wrote:
" I have espoused you to one Husband, that
I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ."---1.Corinthians
"Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow."---Isa. 1:18
They are said to be His first fruits and follow Him wherever He goes. And in their mouth was found no guile and they are faultless.
Then an angel is seen flying in the midst of heaven having the everlasting gospel to preach unto every kindred, tongue and people. This is only happening now. Natives who had never ever seen a white man, now have for the first time. Missionaries are still finding unentered areas to present the Gospel.
The end time Gospel of Revelation according to verse seven says:
"Saying with a loud voice, Fear God and
give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment is come. and worship
Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of
The loud voice indicates a message that cannot be overheard. Modern media like TV, satellite and radio reaches Muslim countries where Christ is forbidden to enter. God fearing is rare even inside Christianity who treat God like a sugar Daddy or Santa.
Now the most important identifier of that verse is that the good news of the Gospel is linked with the judgment already being come!
The only way for judgment to be here while the Gospel is given
with a loud voice or cry, is found in God's sanctuary service. Here
we find the complete Gospel and the complete process of salvation.
God personally told Moses to built a copy of the heavenly model and
there to make an atonement [at-one-ment] by sacrificing a spotless
lamb representing the sinless Christ. But the slaying of the lamb or
Jesus Christ, is not the only atonement God gave.
The final atonement took place at the end of each sacrificial year representing the final hours of earth history when Jesus would make His final atonement eternally securing all His saints to Himself.
This day is known as Yom Kippur to the old testament, also as the cleansing or purging of the heavenly sanctuary temple. And according to prophecy [Daniel 8:14] started at the end of the 2300 days. 2300 days of the 'day' of atonement taking place only once a year would make it 2300 years from Daniel's time to hours. It is an investigative judgment for the sake of the universe before the executive judgment here on earth.
To be more accurate, the decree or command given by the Persian King in Daniel's time was 457 B.C. and adding 2300 years would reach 1844 A.D. our time. Since that date the "Three Angel's Messages of Revelation 14 have been preached by Adventists who identify with verse 12 as keeping all the commandments of God and have the faith and testimony of Jesus.
The first angel tells us what to do, namely fear God and give Him the glory and worship Him [Jesus Christ] who made heaven and earth by keeping holy and remembering the Seventh-day Sabbath [Saturday].
The second angel announces the fall of the mother church of Rome, here as called the Mother Whore of Babylon. But has the mother no daughters that follow her illicit trade in mixing with politics according to Revelation 17?
Fallen Protestantism has put itself into bundles ready to be burned. Known as the Ecumenical World Church Council, they are embracing all heathen religions as belonging to God. The are all uniting and moving towards Rome and the Pope.
Friendship with the world is enmity with God [James 4:4]. Never in the entire history of the world, has God pronounced such a great punishment as given in Revelation 14 with the three angel's messages to Seventh-day Adventists and the world for not loving truth and accepting a strong delusion [2.Thess.2] instead.
Satan and all his ministers have transformed themselves into angel's of light [2.Corinthians 11] and so counterfeiting the angel's of Revelation by a strong delusion that they may believe a lie.
Seventh-Day Adventists are named after Jesus Christ awaiting His advent [return] and keeping holy His Seventh-day Sabbath of the Ten Commandments which is Saturday.
Adventists are health Reformers. The power of the Holy Spirit
gives us victory over sin.
some of us are not always saying no to temptations. True. The Bible says: "Flee temptation."---
i.e. run away from them. "He that is faithful in little things is also faithful in much."---
So when we habitually ask God for power to overcome temptation, we are also habitual Victors over sin.
Following Jesus Christ in the narrow way has never been easy. No
one has ever drifted into heaven yet. It is a battle and a march.
Especially as we are living now in the time of the latter rain and Jesus is cleansing the heavenly sanctuary.
"We are all predestined to conform to the image of God's Son."-Rom.8:29.