Daily Devotional, Year 3: October 30 (Noble Bereans, Part 26 – “The Message of the Third Angel of Revelation 14”)

By admin On October 16th, 2017

 

.

 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

.

.

.

Daily Devotional, Year 3: October 30  

.

.

.

.

Noble Bereans, Part 26 – “The Message of the Third Angel of Revelation 14″

To read part 1, click here…“September 2nd (Noble Bereans?)”

.

.

.

.

.

So, in this little series, the subject of those noble Bereans has been introduced. And today, it is St Paul Preaching in Athens (Raphael, 1515) Wikipedia US public domainstill worthy of a little more exploration into another area of concern.

.

Let’s look at the key Bible passage… “And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming there, went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:10, 11

.

St Paul Preaching in Athens (Raphael, 1515) Wikipedia US public domain

.

.

.

.

.

AN OPEN-MINDED SPIRIT IN BEREA

.

OK, so those in Berea were more noble, because they: 

.

1. “Received the Word with all readiness of mind.” 

.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:La_Bible,_Notre-Dame_du_Taur,_septembre_2011.jpg

2. “And searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”

.

And so, the Bereans were ready to receive new teachings, which no doubt, conflicted with the supposed, “orthodox” teachings of that day.

.

Thus there was an open-mindedness which permeated their hearts, and a willingness to continue searching the Scriptures daily, in hopes that these seemingly new teachings were indeed true!

.

La Bible, Notre-Dame – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

.

.

.

.

“And the third angel followed them,

saying with a loud voice,

‘If any man worship the beast and his image,

and receive his mark in his forehead,

or in his hand,

The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God,

which is poured out without mixture

into the cup of his indignation;

and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone

in the presence of the holy angels,

and in the presence of the Lamb:

And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever:

and they have no rest day nor night,

who worship the beast and his image,

and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”

Revelation 14:9-11

.

.

.

.

.

THIRD ANGEL’S MESSAGE

.

In the last three devotionals, the subject of the messages of the three angels of Revelation 14 has https://www.pri.org/stories/2011-08-10/revelations-book-revelationbeen explored. And it was discovered that these messages were not given back-to-back, but rather over the process of prophetic time in these last decades. Remember, the Book of Revelation was given for God’s people at any time during the New Testament era. Persecution of the Church began even back in the very first century, A.D..

.

And even though the 1st angel’s message seemed to be proclaimed as out of time (in the 1800’s), nevertheless, the apostasy within the Church continued to grow from that time forward, until the appointed time when God was ready to call His people out of spiritual Babylon.

.

3 Angels Message – Wikipedia via www.pri.org – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.

.

.

.

.

.

2ND ANGEL’S MESSAGE

.

Then, in the fullness of time came the 2nd angel’s message, pronouncing this apostasy. And combined with the message of “another angel” of Revelation 18, this message included the call to, “Come out of her (Babylon), My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.” Revelation 18: 4, 5

.

Yes, the apostasy got so bad, that God’s Spirit was finally taken out of the midst of the church-world, giving way to the abomination of desolation (Satan) moving in as the counterfeit of the Holy Spirit to fill the void with his “itching ears” gospels to replace the pure truth of the Word.

.

.

.

.

.

.

THE PROSPERITY-DRIVEN CHURCHES

.

Once this apostasy began to mature, the formerly faithful, holy, and reverent church services began to bring in prosperity-driven gospels, howbeit some in a more conservative form than others. But whether tagged as a “name-it-and-claim-it” gospel, or as “The American Dream” or “The Entrepreneurial Spirit”. 

(Oh yes, these prosperity ideologies may be fine for the people of the world to pursue, but the Christian’s great focus and chief desire is now to be Heavenward, seeking to be transformed into the image of Christ.)

.

And along with this abominable prosperity-driven gospel, came the spirit of world-loving sensuality in the form of sensual “praise music”, sensual dress codes, sports, parties, clubs, games, “foolish talk and jesting”, comedians, dancing, drinking, politics, and a host of similar worldly inducements.

.

Thus the church-world, whether liberal or conservative, became appealing for the unsaved multitudes in the world to join up with. No longer was “the offense of the Cross” standing in the way of the world. 

.

ABOVE PHOTO: church evangelist – Wikimedia – Public Domain

.

.

.

.

.

SIGNS IN THE SUN, MOON, AND STARS

.

Thus came the time when God would give the long-awaited 3rd angel’s message. And each message, the 1st and 2nd angel’s message were presented in a different manner from one-another, and the 3rd message being no exception! (Oh yes, both of the 1st and 2nd angel’s messages given earlier also contained some of the 3rd angels message in part, but not as fully as now is being given.)

.

Yes, each message came in distinctly different manners. And the message of the 3rd angel miraculously came in the form of heavenly signs… ”And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;”  This was a promise by God, given in Luke 21:25, that in the last days, there would be signs in the Sun, Moon, and stars. But it was not yet revealed that Luke’s afore-promised signs would be attached to the 3rd angel’s message.

.

.

.

.

.

THREE ANGELS’ MESSAGE INSCRIBED IN THE SUN, MOON, AND STARS

.

And these signs in the stars presented an orderly message in three distinct groups, the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpgspring/summer constellations, the fall constellations, and finally the winter constellations. Thus the message of the three angels was no longer confined to human instrumentalities. Now, the heavens themselves proclaimed the glory of God in these messages of the three angels. And the earth was now lightened with the glory of God by means of the Sun, Moon and stars now becoming heavenly prophets, one message following another in a succinct and orderly manner.

.

The Spring/Summer constellations proclaiming the everlasting Gospel of the 1st angel, as the great Star, Arcturus, appears to be leading a procession of constellations through the night skies in a northwesterly direction.

.

Then comes the Fall Constellations, proclaiming the 2nd angel’s message, and showing us the choice between which mountain we might climb, as we stand in the Valley of Decision.

.

Then comes the fearful Winter Constellations, showing us the great battle before us. This is the message of the 3rd angel which the winter constellations reveal. Not only do they proclaim the battle which we must fight if we are to be overcomers, but they also reveal the rewards which await each portion of the Church-world: the apostate portion and the faithful portion.

.

ABOVE PICTURE – Starry Night at La Silla – Wikimedia – Share-Alike license

.

.

.

.

.

SIGNS IN THE SUN AND MOON

.

But in addition to those starry messengers, the earth is greatly lightened with the God’s glory by reason of the two great lights, the Sun and the Moon.

.

Yes, while the Sun represents Christ in Scripture, the Moon represents God’s people: Christ and His Church. Christ who enlightens, warms, and gladdens the world each new morning of our lives, while the Church lightens this dark world with the Gospel of Salvation proclaimed through the dark night of woe which has covered the earth for many long centuries now. 

.

And all these heavenly messengers work together to present the messages of the three angels of Revelation 14 in all its fullness!

.

.

.

.

.

CALLING ALL NOBLE BEREANS

.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg

And each and every man, woman, and child is now invited to come and behold this heavenly message, inscribed in the heavens since the very days of creation! And each and every truth-seeking “Noble Berean” has been given enough time to make up his or her mind which direction to go in the coming time before us.

.

And when each and every last soul has decided which camp they will join themselves to, then will come the end, culminating with the glorious return of Christ to call His sleeping saints, as well as those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord!

.

USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

.

.

.

.

TO READ PART 27, CLICK HERE…October 31 (Noble Bereans, Part 27: “A Testing Time For The Church”)

.

.

.

.

.

TODAY’S PRAYER…http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg

.

“Dear Lord, Help me to be an open-minded seeker of truth, even if it means giving up a very highly regarded Church opinion! Let me be willing to investigate any seemingly new teaching if it appears to have some biblical validity…

.

.

.

.

READ MORE…

.

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… ” FEBRUARY 10 (The Deserted Island Theologian!)”or you can also read….JUNE 13 (Why The World Didn’t End on May 21, 2011) 

.

.

.

.

THE END

.Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!

 

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

.

.

.

FINALLY WALKING UPWARD INTO THE HIGHWAYS OF ETERNITY

.

Day by day, you will find yourself walking, like the Disciples, spreading the precious Gospel seed wherever the Spirit leads.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ThomasCole-Pilgrim_Cross_End.jpg

.

Taking the lovely name of Jesus, with every word spoken. Walking through this sin-darkened world, witnessing to those who take notice that of a truth, Jesus is present within you. Even like faithful Enoch, walking through the highways and byways of life in this world, spreading the Gospel-seed of unpretentious love.

.

Day by day, you will become more and more closed in with God. Moment by moment, your heart will become intertwined with God’s heart, eventually two hearts beating as one heart.

.

And just like Enoch, when the appointed time of sojourning on earth is finally done…you will walk onward…and upward…and into the highways and byways of eternity. (“And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” Genesis 5:24).

.

 

ThomasCole-Pilgrim of the Cross at the End of His Journey wikimedia US public domain

.

.

.

READ MORE…

.

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Castor and Pollux & The Mystery Ship of Scripture”

.

.

. 

TOMORROW…

October 31 (Noble Bereans, Part 27: “A Testing Time For The Church”)

.

.

.

.

.

.

20+ MINUTE AUDIO JEREMIAH STUDY

.

YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. 

.

THIS IS STUDY #301 PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO…

.

.

Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.com – Public Domain

.

Leave a Reply