The Three Angels' Messages
This morning I want to talk to you about the three angels' messages [Rev. 14: 6-12] as they apply to today. As you know, these messages, as they were preached at the inception of the Advent movement, were a clear call to understand and follow me by faith as I moved from my first apartment work in the heavenly Sanctuary to the beginning of my ministry in the second apartment. This work of judgment, which includes cleansing and blotting out the sins of penitent believers [Lev. 16:29 30; Acts 3:19], also prepared the way for me to display more clearly the work and character of the man of sin. [2 Thess. 2:1-12.] It was also a reinstatement of my Sabbath truth and the recovery of the damage done by the papacy to the law of God.
You see, the Sanctuary truth had been cast down to the ground by the papacy, my true followers had been trampled underfoot [Dan. 8:11-13], and my law was abrogated by the changing of my Sabbath day to Sunday. [Dan. 7:25.] Since I commanded Sunday to be a common work day [Ex. 20:9], this will naturally lead to a religion of works, for you cannot keep a day holy which I have not commanded you to keep, so the only way it can be kept is through the works of man. When people accept the lie of the devil to replace Sunday as the day of rest rather than my Sabbath, Satan takes my place in the Sanctuary of the mind, and stands where only I should be. On the other hand, Sabbath keeping, which acknowledges and worships me as Creator [Ex. 20:11], gives me access to the control center of the brain which I created to be able to sense the presence of the Holy Spirit, and to bring the true worshipper into direct connection with me.
Likewise, when people choose to worship on Sunday, they are giving Satan rights to the control center of their brain and brings them into connection with him. Augmented by the types of music that is now being used in worship services, which also bypasses the control center of the brain and goes straight to the emotions, Satan basically has set himself up as a god, just as he wanted to do in heaven. [Isa. 14:13, 14.] That is why I brought a people out in 1844 to reestablish the understanding of the Sanctuary and of the importance of hallowing the seventh-day Sabbath in opposition to Sunday.
Now it is time for a repeat of the importance of these two foundational truths for the final generation to make their decisions about these matters, because the majority of the world has broken the everlasting covenant [Isa.24:1-5] and are following the doctrines of demons. [1 Tim. 4:1; Matt. 15:9.] Therefore, the final battle between truth and error will center around the primacy of my authority, versus Satan's claims to have authority over the minds and wills of the people who serve him, which will culminate in the Sabbath-Sunday issue.
Do you see how the whole great controversy is about who will have access to the control center of your brain? It is not just about a day; it is about which God you worship, and thereby surrender access to your mind. This explains why those who are now worshiping upon the Sabbath but doing it from a works motive, will easily slide over to Sunday keeping, for the attitude in the heart will be the same. But those who are now participating in the cleansing and sealing and have an intimate connection with me, would rather die than break this connection. Those who understand, experience, and apply the first angel's message to their lives will then be ready to preach the second angel's message with power as it joins with the loud cry of the fourth angel of Revelation 18:
"And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached into heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities." Rev. 18:4, 5.
The sin of Babylon is connecting with the evil one instead of me and choosing another god instead of their Creator and Redeemer. Therefore, I must have a cleansed people, fully filled by my Spirit, to preach this message, for I will not sanction the preaching of those who have continuing sin in their own lives. By so doing, I would be sanctioning the very essence of Babylon,* which is a combination of good and evil, thus producing confusion of allegiance. This is why only the 144,000 will be commissioned to preach the combined messages of the three angels of Revelation 14, and the fourth angel's message of Revelation 18, to the world at the end of time, for they are fully cleansed of the doctrines of devils in the other churches and stand blameless before me. [Rev. 14:1-5.]
Now the final battle between the forces of good and evil has begun, and I am only asking you to be faithful to the end, and you will receive the reward of eternal life. Continue preaching the truths that are found in the first angel's message, and combine them with the truths of the second and fourth angels. The power of these messages will enrage the devil and cause him to precipitate the Sunday-Sabbath issue to bring all of his people under one head through which he can wage war against my favored ones who refuse to come under his banner. [Rev. 12:17.]
So look to me as we go forward, and I will give you all the power of the Holy Spirit in the latter rain. I will also give you more light on the third angel's message as we get closer to the time when it will be the present reality of the condition of the fallen churches.
Now go to the activities of your day, but keep in mind that we are entering into the last phases of the battle between good and evil and you are my witnesses for truth; thus you will preach the light which encircles the earth and enlightens it with my glory [Rev. 18:1], and you will see the fulfillment of all the prophecies concerning the last hours of earth's history. Be calm and trustful, my precious flock, and you will be safe under the protection of my wings. [Ps. 91; 32:1, 2, 6, 7.] Be afraid of nothing, because you will only see the destruction of the wicked and the citadel of lies which they believe and trust in for their hope and security. Their towers will come down and their kingdom destroyed before your eyes [Eze. 26:4; Zeph. 3:6], and then I will come and claim my faithful followers who have served me through the time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation. [Dan. 12:1.] Consider what it has cost to overcome the evil that Satan began in heaven! Therefore, rejoice O heavens and be glad, O earth that the great controversy is coming to an end, never to rise again. [Joel 2:21-25; Zeph. 3:13-20.]
Now peace will be reestablished and reign forever and ever, and my faithful followers will triumph with me. As the Red Sea covered the Egyptians, so will the overflowing scourge devour my enemies [Isa. 28:15-19] and the final battle on earth will usher in my triumph over the powers of darkness. Be patient then, for your redemption draws near [Js.5:7, 8] and there will be no more delay. [Rev. 10:5-7.] I am coming when I said I would come, and the powers of heaven and earth will be shaken [Matt. 24:29-31] at the tread of my footsteps when I come to take my faithful people home to be with me throughout eternity! Lovingly, Jesus.
*Babylon means "confusion; mix, mingle." Strong's Concordance.