Introduction ... If you have ever wondered about these messages, this series is for you. Many practical counsels are offered on how to live in the end-time while we await the coming of Jesus.
Let's reflect for a few moments about what has happened to our world since 9/11.
We live in a time of unparalled global turmoil. The world economy is crumbling before our very eyes. The United States taxpayers have incurred a debt of at least two trillion dollars in the last few months to bail out some large banks and corporations from going bankrupt and to jump start the ailing economy.
Many states including California are in deep financial trouble, almost bankrupt.
Millions of people have lost their homes to foreclosure and the life savings and retirement plans of millions have evaporated like a mist.
Corporate greed runs rampant and has led to unprecedented financial loss for millions.
We have seen epic natural disasters such as hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, the Asian Tsunami, tornadoes in the mid-western United States, fires in Australia and California and earthquakes in various places.
Wars and ethnic hatred abound: Israel and the Palestinians, Iraq, Afghanistan, India and Pakistan to name a few.
The threat of global pandemics is as real as ever: Bird flu, mad cow's dissease, new strains of tuberculosis and Aids.
Then there is the ever present danger of global terror and the perilous task of guarding our homeland security. And what about constant and imminent threat of biological, chemical and nuclear weapons?
On a moral level the never ending debate over gay marriage, pornography, and the use of profanity on the air has reached new levels. Thousands of abortions are performed without any pangs of conscience.
School and workplace shootings appear to be the rule of the day.
Child abuse runs rampant, husbands killing wives.
Global warming seems to be devastating the balance of earth's delicate ecosystem.
Our planet seems to be falling apart at the seams and there seems to be no safety or security anywhere.
Where is everthing headed? Is there no word of hope?What's in store for our country and the world? Are we winding down to the end of human history as we know it?
We will study Revelation 14:6-12 phrase by phrase and allow the Bible in its entirety to explain each phrase.
Lets read Revelation 14:6-12 from the American King James Version:
The First Angel's Message in Scripture ~ Revelation 14: 6-7 ...And I saw another angel fly in the middle of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
The Second Angel's Message in Scripture ~ Revelation 14: 8 ...And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
The Third Angel's Message in Scripture ~ Revelation 14: 9-12 ...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 ascends up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
What is the everlasting gospel?
What do the three angels represent?
Why are they descibed as flying in the middle of heaven?
Why are the messages proclaimed to all the world?
What does it mean to fear God?
What does it mean to glorify Him?
What and when is the hour of God's judgment?
What does it mean to worship the Creator?
What is Babylon?
What is Babylon's Wine of wrath?
What does prophecy mean when it says that Babylon fornicates with the kings of the earth?
Who is the beast?
What is the image of the beast?
What is the mark of the beast?
What is the number of the beast's name?
What is the wine of God's wrath?
Why is God's wine poured out without mixture?
Will the worshipers of the beast be incinerated in fire that will never go out?
What is the patience of the saints?
What are the commandments of God?
What is meant by the faith of Jesus?
Who are the 144,000 and when will they live?
Completely understand Gods last message to planet earth. Pastor Bohr meticulously examines Revelation 14:6-12 phrase by phrase.
Revelation - Revealing the Past, Present, and the Future in Scripture ~ Revelation 1:1, 3 ...The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him, to show to his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel to his servant John: Blessed is he that reads, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
A revelation is something revealed. The Lord Himself revealed to His servant the mysteries contained in this book, and He designs that they shall be open to the study of all. Its truths are addressed to those living in the last days of this earth's history, as well as to those living in the days of John. Some of the scenes depicted in this prophecy are in the past, some are now taking place; some bring to view the close of the great conflict between the powers of darkness and the Prince of heaven, and some reveal the triumphs and joys of the redeemed in the earth made new.
Let none think, because they cannot explain the meaning of every symbol in the Revelation, that it is useless for them to search this book in an effort to know the meaning of the truth it contains. ...
In the Revelation all the books of the Bible meet and end. Here is the complement of the book of Daniel. One is a prophecy; the other a revelation. ~ The Acts of the Apostles, Page 584-585