Revelation Explained

This site contains my personal views on Revelation. I will be teaching through the book verse by verse. My teachings will be from a conservative evangelical background.

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Monday, November 20, 2006

Two Angels and Their Messages

"I saw another Angel soaring in Middle-Heaven. He had an Eternal Message to preach to all who were still on earth, every nation and tribe, every tongue and people. He preached in a loud voice, 'Fear God and give him glory! His hour of judgment has come! Worship the Maker of Heaven and earth, salt sea and fresh water!' A second Angel followed, calling out, 'Ruined, ruined, Great Babylon ruined! She made all the nations drunk on the wine of her whoring!' " (Revelation 14:6-8 - The Message)

God allows an angel to preach to mankind. This angel will fly through the sky proclaiming his message! This message will be threefold.

First he will tell mankind to fear God. The people of the earth at this time will fear and reverence the Anti-Christ. Yet he will only rule a short time; God will rule forever.

Second, he says to give God glory. They should worship God not the Anti-Christ and his statue. The judgment of God is about to be released on the earth. A person's only hope of avoiding eternal torment is to seek after God and his gift of salvation.

Finally, the angel tells people to worship the Creator. If a person will consider God's creation, they will see the power of God. They should be able to recognize his goodness and wisdom. If they will seek after God, God will draw close to them.

John sees another angel in verse eight making an announcement. Wicked Babylon, which represents both the political and religious structure of the Anti-Christ, is fallen. This is further explained in chapter seventeen. We will discuss it more fully when we get to that chapter.


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