SBS Sermon Notes Note 07/07
|Revelation 14:6|| And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,|
7: 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.
How does the true believer of the creation account in the first chapter of Genesis demonstrate his/her faith in the Creator? The answer is:
By keeping the Sabbath commandment which is a memorial of the creation.Let me quote the Sabbath commandment to you. It is the fourth of the Ten Commandments. And as I quote it, note carefully the reason why the Almighty commands us to keep His Sabbath day.
|Exodus 20:8||Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.|
9: Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
10: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
11: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
And worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
In other words, this angel calls upon earth's inhabitants to worship the Creator: to jettison their fatal attraction with the false theory of evolution and to keep the Sabbath commandment which commemorates the creation of our universe!
Are you willing to accept that first stunning fact?
|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 second angel's message is a call to "Come out of Babylon," the spiritual capital of violence and sexual depravity. This angel's message is a call for purity of body and soul. At a time when moral standards are collapsing, when adultery, fornication, rape, homosexuality, incest and child-abuse are rampant - and even glamorised by the media - this angel's message calls believers to forsake these popular sins and to come apart to worship God Almighty.
Are you willing to accept that second stunning fact?
Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots, is a devilish metropolis on high from which Satan directs his rebellion against Yahweh the Almighty God of Israel. Every concept and act of depravity has its origin in Babylon the Great, or rather in the mind of its ruler - Satan! Babylon's total collapse is forecast in Revelation chapter 18. When it occurs the stock-markets of the world will crash - never to recover! World trade will come to a shuddering standstill and gold will become worthless. Read about it in Revelation chapter 18 and James 5:1-6.
|Revelation 14:9||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,|
10: 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:
11: 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.
12: Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
|Psalm 14:1||The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.|
'What kind of talk,' you may well ask, 'is this? Surely this angel cannot be serious! What is the Mark of the Beast anyway?' The answer - very briefly - is as follows: The Mark of the Beast is Satan's counterfeit of Yahweh's Sign or Signature. It manifests itself in the observance of heathen religious festivals (Sunday observance, Ash Wednesday, Easter, Christmas etc.) which Satan has foisted on the unsuspecting Christian Church. See our articles on Sunday, Christmas/Easter and the Mark of the Beast.
|Ezekiel 20:11|| And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them.|
12: Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.
|Revelation 9:4||And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have NOT the seal of God in their foreheads.|
Obedience to God is not popular these days. Millions of Christians believe that the laws of God - even the Ten Commandments - are obsolete: they've been done away with: they were nailed to the cross: they've been replaced by Faith in the Lamb. The moment one mentions the importance of obedience, a cry goes up: 'Oh, you're preaching salvation by Works.'
The truth is: Faith in God has always been the pre-requisite
to obedience. Indeed obedience is not possible without faith: and most
certainly forgiveness is not possible without the blood of the
Lamb. The whole sacrificial system of ancient Israel, which
pointed to Calvary, is testimony to this fact. But what of obedience
now? With these telling words the third angel points out those
who do accept his message. They keep the commandments of God and also have faith in Jesus Christ. Will you be amongst them?
|Revelation 14:12||Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.|
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