The last warning which God has given to our dying world is an admonition to obey God and to have nothing to do with any of the false religions in the world today. This warning, found in Revelation Both words mean messenger, or agent. When the Bible proclaims that an angel delivers a message, it simply means that a messenger or messengers deliver a message which comes from God.
The first part of this last warning is found in Revelation The subject of the message is the everlasting gospel. The message itself is a command to worship God, the Creator, and to return to the pure religion of Christ. The fact that a message such as this is in the Bible for these last days indicates that men have corrupted their religion and have fallen away from worshiping obeying God in the proper way. Men have been involved with tradition and pagan practices so long that these practices seem normal and right, but God warns against these things.
Notice the present tense in the statement: Because judgment will have ended by the time Christ returns, Revelation Since that time, judgment has been proceeding, beginning with the first people who lived on the earth and continuing to those who are living today. The second message is found in Revelation Notice that Babylon is referred to here as a woman. Since a woman represents a church in Bible prophecy and since this woman is shown to be a harlot by her fornication, she represents a false religious system.
She has spread her traditions and heathen doctrines to all nations, and most of the people of the world have accepted her pagan traditions and nonsense as truth. We have seen that this woman is the papacy. We have seen that Babylon is the Catholic Church and all her Sunday-keeping daughter churches. The second message is that Babylon, the false religions of the world, has fallen. As the false churches continue to move farther and farther from the truth, they will soon discover that there is not really that much to keep them separate, and they will form a great ecumenical alliance powerful enough to influence the government of the United States to pass the national Sunday law.
This action by the United States will give birth to the image of the beast. The United States and the great ecumenical alliance will form the image of the beast when the police powers of the United States are used to enforce the dictates of the ecumenical alliance.
The third message from God to our dying world is found in Revelation It is the most severe warning found anywhere in the Bible. He has tried enticement with sinful pleasures. He has tried deception to convince mankind that the wrong way is the correct way.
He has infiltrated his ministers into the churches. He has used force. He is using communism in an attempt to remove all traces of the Word of God from the earth. But no matter what he has done, there have always been a few people who have been true to God. Satan, of course, will be the driving influence behind this national Sunday law.
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What most of these people do not know is that he will do this at least twice! He will first appear shortly before the close of human probation to give impetus and supposedly divine authority to the national Sunday law by telling the people that he changed the day to be kept holy from Saturday to Sunday. This act will not fool the truly sincere and obedient followers of Christ, for they are expecting him to do this, but it will drive the people of the world into a frenzy to persecute those who refuse this mark of the beast in much the same way as the scribes and Pharisees influenced and controlled the mob who demanded the crucifixion of Jesus.
- Le Carnaval de Romans: De la Chandeleur au mercredi des Cendres (1579-1580) (Folio Histoire) (French Edition).
- He [Jesus] is a Sign of the Hour [of Resurrection]. Have no doubt about it. "Surat az-Zukhruf ?
- A Kings Ransom.
Satan issues his extremely stern warning, described in Revelation Satan even threatens with death those who refuse to receive the mark of the beast. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Who shall be able to stand? Only the righteous who keep all of the Ten Commandments and put their complete trust in God, for without the grace of God our situation on this planet would be completely hopeless.
With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: And here is the mind which hath wisdom.
The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
- ABC with Loompy: Illustrated children book series about the little dwarf Loompy (Loompys adventures 1);
- Seventh-day Adventist Bible Study Discussion.
These verses refer to a great harlot, a false church, who has made all nations participate with her in her false religion. The statement that the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her indicates that they have willingly accepted her tradition and pagan practices in place of true Bible doctrine.
John was carried away into the wilderness where he saw this large, powerful church drunken with the blood of the saints. This wilderness is also mentioned in Revelation We know from our previous studies that this time period of prophetic days or actual years is the period of the Dark Ages, when the papacy reigned supreme.
John, therefore, in the vision was carried forward in time to this wilderness period of the Dark Ages, which he describes in Revelation chapter seventeen. The only large, powerful, prominent church existing at that time was the papacy.
- Tod im Kilt: John Mackenzies zweiter Fall (German Edition).
- D. H. Lawrence: Poet.
- The Hour Of His Judgment Is Come - Memory, Meaning & Faith.
- The Three Angels of Revelation 14!
- His Captive Lover (The Thorpe Brothers Book 1).
- All Things Hidden (A Seaport Suspense Novel)!
This harlot, therefore, is the Roman Catholic Church. Let us now go back and consider the details of Revelation Verse 2 says that the people of the earth are drunk on the wine of her fornication, that is, drunk with her false doctrine. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened.
And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire.
This is the second death. Every person who has ever lived, will stand before God in judgment. Since Adam blamed Eve, and Eve blamed the Serpent, man has been trying to blame someone or something else for his deeds. But God holds each person accountable for his own actions and words. This is a sobering thought. We are responsible for every word we speak! Not satisfied with the superabundance of idle words in real life, we have even made talking machines: Who is responsible for the words spoken by these machines?
Those who create the content are, of course, responsible for creating the content.
But we who operate the buttons, keys and mouse are responsible for what is actually seen and heard. Since we must give account for every idle word, will not God hold us responsible for the words and images we produce with our machines? We have an appointment with God: We will be judged by the things written in the books. If we are wise, we will be concerned about the content of those books! The word of Christ will judge us on the last day!
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Yet many people spend little time or effort to learn what the Holy Scriptures say. And others who know what the Scriptures teach, reject and ignore the word of God. How unwise this is. We are rushing toward the day of our death, rushing toward the day of judgment when we all must give account to God.
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Conscious of the coming judgment, Paul wanted to please God, and he encouraged others to do the same: For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. The wicked will be punished. On earth, many who commit atrocities go unpunished, but no one will escape the judgment of God. John was shown a vision of eternal punishment: And he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.
Political rulers who wade through blood to come to power will not escape the judgment of God.