3 ANGEL'S MESSAGES
3 ANGEL'S MESSAGES
- Gave The Eternal Gospel
- Given To Everyone On Earth
- We Are To Fear God
- The Hour Of His Judgment Had Come
- Worship Him As Creator
However that is not the eternal gospel! If it was “the gospel”, it could not be eternal. It would have a beginning and would be called the “New Testament Gospel”. However, it is called the eternal gospel. Why?
The eternal gospel is from eternity. The good news has always been, “If you obey the Ten Commandments you will have eternal life”. That is the eternal good news. Adam and Eve were given it in the Garden: obey and live eternally, disobey and die. They broke the Ten Commandments and instead of paying the penalty immediately, they were given grace to keep them alive physically so they could experience, once again, the good news of the gospel: that if they obeyed the Ten Commandments they could once again have eternal life.
The good news has always been: Stop sinning, be perfect and keep the Ten Commandments to have eternal life. The angel came to Mary and said, “You are to give Him the name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21. That is the good news. That is the gospel. We can be saved, right now, from our sins and never again have to be bound by them and live in them. We can be set free from sin, right now!
John the Baptist was sent to preach the “good news” to the world. He was sent to “turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous – to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” “To remember His holy covenant (Ten Commandments).” “To enable us to serve Him without fear in holiness and righteousness before Him all our days.” “To give His people the knowledge of salvation.” Luke 1:17, 72, 74, 77.
When John began preaching, he was preaching a “baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.” He was a “voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for Him.’” He taught the people to “produce fruit (works) in keeping with repentance.” Luke 3:3, 4, 8.
When Jesus sent out His disciples to teach the gospel, they did not go out teaching the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus. One half of that had not yet been accomplished. No, they went out teaching people that they were to stop sinning, and to prepare their lives for the kingdom of God that had come to them.
Why is the resurrection of Christ not the “Good News”? Because it doesn’t make any difference for our salvation. Did you know that it is not the resurrection that was important, butthe death that was all-important?
Remember, Jesus represented the lamb. The lamb was slain. The lamb was not raised to life after being slain. It is the death of Christ that pays the penalty for our past sins. There is nothing in all the temple symbolism that represents the resurrection of Christ. And yet, that is about all you hear today is the resurrection and the “benefits” of Christ’s resurrection. But how few are understanding His death.
So where did we pick up this ritual of Easter and resurrection idolatry? Simple, if you know your history. Let’s start with the Bible. In Ezekiel 8:14, 15 we read, “Then He (Jesus) brought me to the entrance to the north gate of the house of the Lord, and I saw women sitting there, mourning for Tammuz. He said to me, ‘Do you see this, son of man? You will see things that are even more detestable than this.’”
What was “detestable”? The worship of Tammuz! The weeping was a form of worship for Tammuz. God detested it. Why? For that answer, we go to the history books.
“The cult of Tammuz, under the west-Semitic name of Adoni (my Lord) and the Greek equivalent Adonis, was widespread throughout the Mediterranean world. According to still extant mythology, Tammuz died, descended to the lower world, was resurrected, and ascended again to earth and then to heaven. During his absence the earth remained sterile and the flocks were plundered. Because of his close association with the realm of nature, the fields and animals, he was called “the shepherd.” Collier’s Encyclopedia
Do you see? Are you getting the picture? The reason God does not want us to have anything to do with Easter is because it is a pagan holiday that dates as far back as 3000 years before Christ. He didn’t want any mingling of righteousness with wickedness. That is why we are not to “celebrate” His resurrection.
“According to the Venerable Bede, the name Easter is derived from the pagan spring festival of the Anglo-Saxon goddess Eostre, and many folk customs associated with Easter (for example, Easter eggs) are of pagan origin.” Compton’s Encyclopedia
“Popular Easter customs have included the ‘Easter laugh,’ in which the congregation was moved to laughter by the preacher’s telling amusing stories that contained a moral lesson; games played with decorated eggs, … and dramatic representations of the Resurrection.” Collier’s Encyclopedia
It was the Catholic Church that adopted the pagan ritual of Easter. The Protestants have adopted it from the Catholics. Now you can understand how stupid it is for Protestants to speak against the Catholics, when the Protestants teach and practice almost every single pagan doctrine that the Catholic Church teaches. There is no difference between a Catholic of today and a Protestant of today. Both are observing pagan rituals.
Do we praise God for the resurrection of Christ? YES! Thank God for raising Him from the dead. But His resurrection has nothing to do with your eternal salvation unless you live as He lived. Only those who follow Jesus into the death of their old natures and put on Christ’s new creation will follow Christ in His resurrection.
The fourth point is the why. Why are we to accept this eternal gospel, fear God and stop sinning? Because the judgment has begun! In 1844, the investigative judgment began. Starting with Adam and Eve, their books were opened and their lives were compared to the standard of righteousness, the Ten Commandments. If they humbled themselves and accepted the power of the Messiah in their lives, by keeping the Ten Commandments perfectly, then their sins would be blotted out from their books and their names registered in the Book of Life. If they had not stopped sinning, then their sins could not be blotted out and they would have to pay the penalty for their sins. Soon He will be to your book.
The fifth point is that God deserves our worship. We must be teaching people how to serve God. Jesus said, before He left for heaven to be our High Priest, teach “them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:20. But is that what we are doing? No! We are teaching paganism and worldly, man-made, teachings and traditions.
Notice that this fifth point tells us Who this God is that we are to worship. He is the Creator of heaven, earth, the sea and the springs of water. This is an exact parallel of the 4th Commandment of the Ten Commandments. We are to come back to the God who not only created the world, but also the Sabbath. We are to teach people how to keep the 7th day (Saturday) Sabbath. The world teaches the pagan tradition of the 1st day (Sunday) sabbath. But that day is the devil’s counterfeit to God’s Sabbath.
Now you can understand the significance of this angel’s message. It is loud. It is to all the world. It is so very important. Every soul must make a decision. Every soul must decide to either worship the God of the Saturday 7th day Sabbath or the god of the 1st day, Sunday. One will give you eternal life, the other eternal death.
The hour of His judgment has come. The court has been set. The books are being opened. What will your book reveal? Is your life ready to be reviewed by God and the holy angels?
This message was begun in 1844, at the end of the 2300 days which began in 457 BC. In 1798 the time prophecy of Daniel 7:25 came to an end. The world was beginning to experience a great religious revival. But by the 1880’s most of the fervor of the churches had died out. They had become steeped in tradition and were, and are, unwilling to accept the truths as taught by Jesus.
It was in the early 1960’s that humanism began to be taught in the schools and churches. “Humanism, an educational and philosophical outlook that emphasizes the personal worth of the individual and the central importance of human values as opposed to religious belief, developed in Europe during the RENAISSANCE, influenced by the study of ancient Greek and Latin literature and philosophy. Humanism thus began as an educational program called the humanities, which inculcated those ancient secular values which were consistent with Christian teachings. The Renaissance humanists were often devout Christians, but they promoted secular values and a love of pagan antiquity.” Grolier
God says to this church, “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm – neither hot nor cold – I am about to spit you out of My mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing. But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.’” Revelation 3:15, 16. All the Christian Churches have apostatized.
“A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: ‘If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he, too, will drink of the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of His wrath. He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb… There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name.’” Revelation 14:9-11.
As we have already learned, the mark of the beast is Sunday worship and the acceptance of the teachings of the modern worldly churches, such as “saved by grace”. Those who voluntarily keep Sunday instead of Saturday, and who have accepted the worldly, pagan traditions have the mark of the beast.
The Day of Atonement was a miniature end-of-time play. As the people came out of the camp, the world and their associations with the pagans, to assemble and confess their sins, so we must do the same. We must come out from the worldly churches that keep the pagan Sunday and teach the pagan concept of grace. “Then I heard another voice from heaven say: ‘Come out of her, My people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues.’” Revelation 18:4.
“Flee from Babylon! Run for your lives! Do not be destroyed because of her sins. It is time for the Lord’s vengeance; He will pay her what she deserves.” “Come out of her, My people! Run for your lives! Run from the fierce anger of the Lord.” Jeremiah 51:6, 45.
It is now time to come out of all churches. Not one is teaching the truth. Any denomination, church, minister or priest who teaches that we are saved eternally by grace is not teaching truth. They have accepted the pagan, humanistic teachings of saved by grace and tradition. The church has become their savior. Many “love” their church and their “prophet”, but like the Jews who loved their church and their prophets, they hate God and refuse to listen to those of us He is sending to wake them up. It is time to come out. Not to start a new church, but to live righteously and perfectly. We are to prepare our lives to fit into the heavenly kingdom. We must start washing our robes and purifying ourselves so we will be able to stand in the sight of a perfect God, perfectly.
That was the symbolic message of the temple and the Day of Atonement. The people spent a few days prior to the Day of Atonement washing their clothes and getting their minds and hearts ready to meet their God. Are you getting your mind and heart ready to meet the God of the Bible and the Seventh-day (Saturday) Sabbath?