The Final Warning Message to a Dying World
R evelation is not a sealed book. The word itself means to reveal the contents. The average man or woman CAN understand its content with proper Bible interpretation. Throughout history God has had particular messages for certain times. The Bible calls it present truth. "Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth". 2 Peter 1:12 (KJV). Noah was a preacher of righteousness. He taught God's love as he warned of a coming flood that would destroy the world. The Flood message was "present truth" for that time. Its urgent cry was "get into the boat." And it was so important that it would have been immoral not to preach it. (2 Peter 2:5) KJV
Jonah's message to Nineveh (Jonah 3:4). Jonah's "present truth" was that Nineveh would be destroyed in 40 days. Jonah also uplifted the Saviour, and the city repented. To omit, however, the 40-day warning would have been unfaithful and unforgivable. It was present truth. It fitted that time in a special way. John the Baptist's message (Matthew 3:1-3 Luke 1:17). John's "present truth" was that Jesus, the Messiah, was about to appear. His work was to present the gospel and prepare people for Jesus' first coming. To have omitted that first-coming element of the gospel for his day would have been unthinkable.
God's "present truth" for today is contained in the three angels' messages. Of course, salvation through Jesus Christ alone is central to these messages. However, the "present truth" of the three angels also has been given to prepare people for Jesus' second coming and to open their eyes to Satan's brilliant and highly convincing deceptions. Unless people understand these messages, Satan will indeed capture and destroy them. Jesus gave these three special messages out of love for the human race.
Scripture clearly portrays the establishing of a court trial that involves the saints. The Book of Daniel - the name Daniel meaning God is judge - depicts an awe-inspiring court scenario. Daniel Chapter 7 describes how, after the reign of the four universal kingdoms, the little horn rises and reigns for twelve hundred and sixty years, ending in 1798. It is after 1798 that this remarkable court scene occurs, described in Daniel 7:9-10.
Also there is Daniel 7:9-10 "I watched till thrones were put in place, and the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, its wheels a burning fire; a fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him. A thousand thousands ministered to Him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him. The court was seated, and the books were opened".
The commencement of this judgment is revealed in Daniel 8:14: "And he said to me, "For two thousand three hundred days; then the sanctuary shall be cleansed". The term cleansing of the sanctuary can be shown to represent a work of judgment in the heavenly temple. The two thousand three hundred days (that is, 2300 years) can be shown to end in the year 1844 AD. This means that the heavenly court session commenced in the year 1844. Therefore the fulfillment of the first angel's message of Revelation 14:6-7 commenced in the year 1844. There will NOT be a seven year period for anyone to get right with God or change their ways after Jesus comes. There is a seven year period in the prophecy of Daniel 9:24 but it says that in the middle of the week the Messiah will be cut off. (Daniel 9:24). Than means crucifixion week, not a time in the future!
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