The Three Angels' Messages
The three angels' messges from the book of Revelation are a condensed version of what will happen in the last days.
We can learn much from them.
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, 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. 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. 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. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
- Revelation 14:6-13 (KJV)
I find it very interesting that the first angel has "the everlasting gospel". It's almost like something has gone wrong (false religion), and now part of the gospel needs to be preached again, e.g. the Ten Commandments and the Sabbath.
Once the gospel has been preached in all the world the end will come.
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
- Matthew 24:14 (KJV)
Without doubt the last day issue is about "Who do you worship?".
- Worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters
- Worship the beast and his image
If you keep the Sabbath (Seal of God), it is a sign that you worship God.
If you keep the Sunday (Mark of the beast), it is a sign that you worship satan.
Both the seal and the mark are spiritual in nature, e.g. in the forehead (where the decisions are being made).
Worship = reverence (deep respect) + adoration (love)
That's almost the same as this:
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God [reverence], and keep his commandments [adoration]: for this is the whole duty of man.
- Ecclesiastes 12:13 (KJV)
Here we can see a clear link between worship, and the Ten Commandments.
So, do we need to keep the Ten Commandments?
If ye love me, keep my commandments.
- John 14:15 (KJV)
And that includes the Sabbath commandment also.
That's why the gospel will have to be preached again, as most Christians have forgotten all about the Ten Commandments and the Sabbath. That's what it means to be held captive in Mystery Babylon (false religion).
In the last days there will be two groups of Christians:
And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
A clear line between those who keep the commandments of God, and those who do not.
The call for Christians to come out of Mystery Babylon then is a very strong warning from God.
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
- Revelation 18:4 (KJV)
Note that it says "My people". This clearly refers to God's people, e.g. Christians.
God is about to destroy Mystery Babylon and anything connected to it. Come out of her before it's too late!!
If you're worshipping on Sunday instead of Sabbath, you are breaking the commandments of God on a weekly basis, and you are in fact in Mystery Babylon.
You are very much loved however, and God will do whatever He can do to gather His sheep under one fold.
And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
- John 10:16 (KJV)
The Sabbath is a sign of who you worship.
Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you.
- Exodus 31:13 (KJV)
You might say "I will never worship the beast", but then you're probably missing the point. It's a lot more subtle than that.
For example. Those in the remnant think that the mark of the beast is "Sunday keeping", whereas those in Mystery Babylon think it's a DNA changing RFID chip, but how can this be? A human body consists of 37.2 trillion cells. Each cell has a nucleus, chromosomes, and DNA in it. This chip will then change 37.2 trillion cells at the molecular level? It makes no sense.
- By Sponk, Tryphon, Magnus Manske, Dietzel65, LadyofHats (Mariana Ruiz), Radio89 / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0
And that's what it means to "fornicate" with Mystery Babylon. You end up with all these non-Biblical doctrines, theories, and what not... It's very dangerous.
If you're keeping the Sunday you are connected to the antichrist.
The three angels' messages are already being proclaimed, and are increasing in strength every day. Today they only have a partial fulfillment (Babylon hasn't fallen yet), but soon enough they will be fully fulfilled.
When the fourth angel comes he will add even more power to the messages of the three angels.
And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
- Revelation 18:1 (KJV)
The three angels' messages are sometimes also better known as the Loud Cry. A final warning from God to mankind.
So, again, in short.
- Judgment is here
- Man of sin revealed (papacy)
- Worship God or satan (seal or mark)
Sabbath versus Sunday. The seal of God versus the mark of the beast. Life or death.
The mark of the beast = knowingly keeping Sunday instead of Sabbath.