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Three Angel's Message
(Obeying The SHEMA)

(Revelation 14)

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This section of Revelation introduces God as the Judge on the day of atonement. As part of the judgment, God calls a prophetic movement. This is the final warning that is sent to the world. The symbols used are from the creation and the harvest at the Feast of Tabernacles. God is about to create His new spiritual people and give them their inheritance and He is about to destroy the old creation.

This prophecy is an echo of the actions of Moses when Israel had reached the borders of the Promised Land and were about to cross over. God sends a message to begin an exodus out of Babylon. The message is the prophesied return of the deliverer like Moses.
The prophecy can be divided into three sections.

  1. God Numbers His People. (verses 1 - 5). This is in preparation for their inheritance.
  2. God Sends a Final Warning. (verses 6 - 13). Moses warns the people to be faithful to God. This warning is enshrined in what Jews call the SHMA (SHEMA).
  3. God Rescues His People. (verses 14 - 10). God takes his people to the Promised Land.

Background
In Revelation 13, the beast had created a new set of commandments to worship him. He tries to force the people of God to worship him and establishes an alternate system and covenant of worship. Then he numbers his own people in preparation for separating them from the people of God and disinheriting those who are not numbered. He does not permit them to buy or sell. Here we see a picture of those who were robbed. As priests they receive an inheritance from God because they have no inheritance in the land.
Then the LORD said to Aaron, "You shall have no inheritance in their land nor own any portion among them; I am your portion and your inheritance among the sons of Israel. (Numbers 18: 20)

In contrast to what has just occurred in Revelation 13, chapter 14 shows us the true sanctuary of God and His chosen people. Before they receive their inheritance, God also numbers them and reminds them of the covenant.

The Numbering Of God's People
Exodus of Moses Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy ("Second Reading")
1 10 Plagues Passover Red Sea Song of Moses Sinai Law
Written
Holy Spirit
Census - Census Covenant
Repeated
Three Angels Three Angels Three Angels
Revenge Song of Praise Jordan River Canaan
40 Year Delay
2 Wrath of God Christ Blood
Water
Song of the Lamb Zion Numbering the People 7 Plagues Song of Victory Sea of Glass
Baptism 1 - 144000 Promised Land
Exodus of Christ New Covenant 2000 Year Delay Three Angel's Message
And I looked, and saw, a Lamb stood on the mount Zion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. (Revelation 14: 1)
Revelation 14 is a repeat of the events at the end of the exodus. At the end of time we find another exodus in which Satan attempts to capture Mount Zion and corrupt the people again. If Israel had remained faithful in the first exodus they would have been numbered once and there would have been no forty year delay. Except for Joshua and Caleb, all the original people died in the wilderness because of unfaithfulness. God numbered their children in the final census.

Revelation 14 prophesies about the phase where the covenant is repeated and the warning is given about the future.
The same thing happened again at the exodus of Christ. Israel was numbered and there was only one faithful Jew. So we have had a 2000 year delay and the final generation will be numbered again.

Mount Zion
The first generation were barred from going up Mount Horeb (Sinai), but God invited the last generation to go up the mountain to meet Him but they were afraid, so they sent Moses only.
The LORD did not make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, with all those of us alive here today. The LORD spoke to you face to face at the mountain from the midst of the fire, while I was standing between the LORD and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the LORD; for you were afraid because of the fire and did not go up the mountain. (Deuteronomy 5: 3-5)
In the original exodus, the people met God at Mount Sinai. Now, at the end of time, we find the remnant of Israel approaching another mountain. This is the Mount Zion which Satan covets and which he is trying to establish as a clone of God.

New Jerusalem: Mount Zion is the City of God where He will live by choice and we will live with Him.
For the Lord has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his habitation. (Psalm 132: 13)

The original tribes of Israel refused to go up to Sinai to meet God. But this final group is not afraid of God.
For you are not come to the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor to blackness, and darkness, and tempest, And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:
Beast Stoned. (For they could not endure that which was commanded, and if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:) But you are come to mount Sion, and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the first born, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things than that of Abel.
(Hebrews 12: 18-24)
These are the only ones who should fear.

Satan's Envy. Mount Zion is the object of Satan's envy. So in his plan to obtain God's throne, Satan is trying to set up a similar system on earth with a human at its head. He transfers his ambition to the Little Horn who works to replace the role of God on earth. In Revelation 13 you saw that at the very end he comes to claim this empire as its true head.
How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How are you cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations! For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. (Isaiah 14: 12-14)

The New Song
And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. (Revelation 14: 2-3)
This scene is repeated in another chapter.

And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are your works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are your ways, you King of saints. Who shall not fear you, O Lord, and glorify your name? for you only are holy: for all nations shall come and worship before you; for your judgments are made manifest. (Revelation 15: 2-4)
In our next lesson we will discuss this new song in more detail. There were two songs of Moses.

  1. Victory. After they escaped the wrath of Pharaoh they sang a song of victory recorded in Exodus 15: 1-19.
  2. Praise and Warning. Before they entered the Promised Land, they sang a song of praise to God in Deuteronomy 32. In it they recount the majesty of God and all that He had done for Israel. As we will see in our next lesson, this second song is structured after the message of the three angels.

The 144,000 (Census)
These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they have kept themselves chaste.
Faithful Disciples. These are the ones who follow the lamb wherever He goes.
Purchased. These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to God and the Lamb.
Truthful. And no lie was found in their mouth; they are blameless.
(Revelation 14: 4-5)
At the end of the previous chapter, the beast had just finished conducting another census and now God conducts a different census. Who are these people?

Final Warning: The Three Angel's Messages
When we compare this prophecy to the experience of Moses we realize that his message is more related to an admonition and warning to the church than it is a warning for the wicked. It is the same as the repetition of the law and the blessings and curses just before they went into the Promised Land. God reminds His church to be faithful to Him in the face of the apostasy that is sweeping the world. In the context of the mark of the beast drama of Revelation 13 and 14, the three angel's messages are God's last plea for repentance to a rebellious world. Flying in mid heaven, three angels are pictured calling the world back to obedience and faith.

1844 Judgment
Begins
First angel's message First Angel Babylon
falls
Second angel's message Second Angel Third angel's message Third Angel Mark of the Beast Seven
Last
Plagues
Second
Coming
Gospel Come out of Babylon Avoid the Mark of the Beast
The Law repeated The covenant repeated The curses The Fifth curse (wrath of God) Blessings

The Everlasting Gospel
And I saw another angel fly in the midst 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. (Revelation 14: 6)
Structure of The Covenant Document
(Leviticus 26)
• Commandments
• Blessings
• Curses
The everlasting gospel, or good news, comes from the everlasting covenant. In this covenant God promises people that he will save them from sin. He does this by providing Himself as a sacrifice for sin and by writing the law in our hearts so that we will permanently have the ability to obey Him.
The three angels arrive at a time when God is ready to fulfill the last part of the terms of the covenant. He is coming to take us Home.

The three angels come with the remedy of the gospel and with a warning. Because at a time when God is ready to execute His final plans, His enemy is trying to thwart that plan and steal back the people from God in a counterfeit movement. Satan is desperately trying to erase knowledge and respect for God. He is trying to corrupt the earth at a time when God says we can be pure. We can have His law written into our hearts.

Law The SHMA (Reminder of the Covenant)
This invitation by the three angels is an equivalent of the SHMA and the song of Moses. The SHMA is the most important theological statement of faith in the Jewish tradition. It reminds them of God, the law, the covenant and the consequences. They developed this tradition just before they crossed over the Jordan to the Promised Land.
Now, on the borders of the Promised Land, God invites us to remember the covenant again.
The three angel's message makes the same appeal on a global scale based on the covenant established with the world. God deserves to be worshipped because He is the creator and redeemer.
The SHMA comes from three important statements that reflect the three angel's message. The SHMA is written in terms of a covenant to the righteous. The message of the three angels is a warning about breaking the elements of the covenant. While God tells the world to worship Him as creator and savior and He tells the Jews to also worship Him because He delivered them from Egypt, the beast tells the world to worship him because he is a god of strength. Nobody can make war with him (Revelation 13: 4).
In Revelation 13 we see Satan trying to set up his own version of the SHMA among the wicked.
The SHMA Text Three Angel's Message The BeastJesus
1 Love God He delivered us from Egypt Deuteronomy 6: 4-9 Love God. He created us Restore There is no one stronger Delivers us from sin and death
Torah Obey Commandments
Teach your children
Keep commandments and have faith in Jesus Worship the beast, his image and his commandments Magnified the law. Taught the disciples
Tefillin Put on hand and forehead Name of God on the forehead Mark of the beast on the hand and forehead Nails in His hands and thorns on His forehead
Mezuzah Put on doorpost and gate Name of God on your tribe or house Mark of the beast and the number of his name "King of the Jews" title on the cross
2 Tzitzit Blue fringes on our clothes. Remember to be holy Numbers 15: 37-41 Wear white clothes and be holy Rebuild Naked whore. She wears red, purple and gold but not blue Naked, but clothed in righteousness. Remembered the will of God
3 Blessings, Curses, Rain Consequences Deuteronomy 11: 13-31 Wrath of God in the seven last plagues. Judgment has begun. Get the mark of God Finish Wrath of the dragon. Get the mark of the beast and obey or be killed. Wrath of God on the cross

Jesus Keeps The SHMA
Jesus did all the duties required in the covenant. But when He died and was cursed, parts of the requirements appeared as a physical object that cursed and mocked Him.

The Elijah Message
Standing at the crossroads of history, Elijah asked Israel to choose God or choose Jezebel and her priests of idolatry.
Moses. Remember the law of Moses My servant, even the statutes and ordinances which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel.
Elijah. Behold I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord. He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.
(Malachi 4: 4-6)
According to Jewish tradition this event will occur during Passover at the end of time.

1. The Message Of The First Angel (The Covenant) Revelation 14: 6-11
The First Angel
God is the Creator
Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. (Revelation 14: 7)
The first angel warns that the hour of God's judgment has come. This angel gives a call for mankind to return to the worship of the Creator God in the setting of the judgment which began in the year 1844. This is a repetition of the covenant portion of the law. The commandments.

SHMA SHMA It is a call to faithfulness and love for God.
Fear God. So that you and your son and grandson [daughter] might fear the Lord your God to keep all His statutes and commandments.
Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one!
You shall love the Lord your God will all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
(Deuteronomy 6: 2, 4-5).
"Fear God" means to "Love God and Obey Him." This is the first statement of the SHMA. It is also in the preamble to another statement of the SHMA.
Fear God. And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, To keep the commandments of the Lord, and his statutes, which I command you this day for your good?
You shall therefore love the Lord your God, and always keep His charge, His statutes, His ordinances and His commandments.
(Deuteronomy 10: 12,13; 11: 1)

Sabbath Commandment.
In Verse 7, God quotes the one Commandment most Christians have forgotten. This is the forgotten fourth commandment, about the Sabbath.
... Worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. (Revelation 20: 7)
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shall you labor, and do all your work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God: in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor the stranger that is within your gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it. (Exodus 20: 8-11 )
Both of these verses also draw our attention to God as the creator. They tie us by word picture back to the Genesis account of Creation. (See Genesis 1-2).

Torah Science. On 21 December 2008 God began revealing information which shows that the Torah contains a pattern that is a wealth of modern science information. The Mishkan (portable sanctuary) has a model of the periodic table of chemistry, a unified model of particle physics relationships and the DNA. Other "unscientific", ridiculed bible stories also model DNA information. This revelation must be related to the first angel's message which will show that God is the creator. Now, evolutionists and atheists will see God as the greatest scientist through the patterns and specifications of a system that is clearly religious.
This must be part of the power of the first angel's message. When scientists are comfortable enough that their theories should drive all human thought because religion is an unscientific crutch for the weak-minded, God Himself gave the evidence to counteract the false scientific movement that began 150 years before with Darwin in 1859.

The Counterfeit Movement (Evolution). The first angel began in the 1840's. During the time that God calls us back to knowledge of Him as the creator, a counterfeit movement that teaches evolution also began in the 1840's. On October 23, 1996, the Catholic church declared that evolution is correct, God simply gave the ape a soul. Public schools and the media ridicule creationism and teach evolution as the only scientific alternative.

2. The Message Of The Second Angel (Apostasy and Idolatry) 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. (Revelation 14: 8)
The message of the first angel causes the fall of Babylon by exposing the lies of Satan that are corrupting religion, politics, business and science.

The Message: The second angel announces the call to forsake the end time religious system identified as Babylon because it corrupts the religion of God with idolatry. God's people are called to "Come Out of Her" before she is punished by the plagues. Revelation 18 has an enlargement of this message.
The Great Whore of Babylon. And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues. (Revelation 18: 1-4)

The Second Angel
Come out of Babylon
SHMA SHMA This is the warning from the second statement of the SHMA. It tells us how to remember the commandments of the Lord so that we do not become whores.
It shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the Lord, so as to do them and not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you played the harlot. So that you may remember to do all My commandments and be holy to your God. (Numbers 15: 39-40).

The Fall Of Babylon.
The primary message of this angel is that Babylon has fallen and that we should leave before the wrath of God completely destroys her. What are the signs that Babylon has fallen? Let us look at the sins of the two principal powers of Babylon and other groups that God condemns in Revelation 14 and 18.

The Counterfeit Movement (Ecumenism). While God tells us that the false system of Babylon will collapse, the church is telling us that we can build a Utopian society by controlling the political and educational systems, uniting churches, uniting church and state and obeying the united church. As God calls us to come out of false religious systems, the major religions and the Christian religions are turning to the ecumenical movement. Churches are uniting on common points of doctrine that they can agree on. Often they ignore principles that they once sincerely promoted and accept doctrines that their forefathers died to hand to us. Relabeling this initiative as one of peace, love and brotherhood, churches are compromising the word of God. Eventually the concepts of "defending the faith" and "the Bible only" will be replaced by personal revelations and personal desires.

3. The Message Of The Third Angel (The Wrath) Revelation 14: 9-11
Mark of the Beast. 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 Wrath of God. 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:
Mark in the Hand. and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image,
Mark in the Forehead. and whoever receives the mark of his name.
(Revelation 14: 9-11)

The Message: The Third Angel presents the most solemn warning. This is to reject the mark of the Beast and to remain faithful to God, even in the face of death. The final warning is about the wrath of God.

Numbered And Named
and he provides that no one will be able to buy or sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. (Revelation 13: 17)
When he tries to set up his global kingdom on earth, the beast separates his loyal flock from the righteous by a system of numbering and naming. They have formally entered into a covenant with evil. It is this number and name that is marked on the hand and forehead. We know that the name of God goes on the forehead of the righteous, so perhaps the number of the name is associated with the mark on the hand.
The act of being numbered and named is a very important spiritual concept. Only those who are holy, or set apart by God, are given this special status.

SHMA SHMA This is the same warning from the third statement of the SHMA (Deuteronomy 11: 13-31).
It promises the early and latter rain and the blessings. It tells us to get the mark of God and talks about the curses portion of the law about the consequences of disobedience. Amazingly, these are the actions symbolized in the third cup, redemption and wrath.

The Saints. 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 to me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from now on: Yes, said the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them. (Revelation 14: 12-13)
The 144,000 are identified in Revelation 14: 12. The character of these are that they keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Dying In The Lord.
Three Days Journey Resting Place
Angel Ark of the Covenant
Ark
Jesus Christ 1260 Years Cloud Holy Objects Arrive Cloud Fire
Moses
Aaron
Shofar
Judah
Sanctuary Taken Down Fabric and roof
Gershon
Sanctuary building
Merari
Shofar
Reuben
Dan Asher Sanctuary Restored Kohath: Holy Objects
Kohath
Joseph
Ephraim
Dan
Arrow Left Led By God
(Priest and King)
Sanctuary Taken Down Affliction Death Sanctuary
Restored
People
Blessed
Wicked
Cursed
Leaders Killed Israel Afflicted
East - SouthDiversionSouth WestWest North
Working for the Lord Dying in the Lord Prophesy Again
An understanding of the symbols in the lesson on the twelve tribes lead us to a better understanding of this phrase. As the righteous suffer in the same pattern as the Lord, they reach a phase where they mimic His death and resurrection. It is after this point that their work and experience are totally blessed and victorious.

Their Works. The work of this final generation will be used at the end of time. During the crisis, people who are just waking up will turn to the books, websites, articles, tapes and magazines that have been warning about their times.

The Sins Of Babylon.
The third angel describes four major sins that reflect disobedience to the first four commandments. Babylon finally fell because it rejected God and broke the covenant.
The Four Sins... worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand.
The Worship and the Mark ... who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.
The Mark ... who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.
(Revelation 14: 9,11; 13: 17)

  1. Worships the Beast. The first commandment tells us to worship only God.
  2. Worships the Image. The second commandment tells us not to make images and worship them.
  3. Receives the Mark of His Name. The third commandment tells us to take the name of the Lord, but not in vain. In the first verse we see that the righteous have the name of God in their foreheads. Here, the wicked take the name of the beast.
  4. Receives the Mark in His Hand (The Number of His Name). The fourth commandment reminds us to keep the Sabbath day holy. The trend is clear that the beast intends to destroy allegiance to the commandments that show our love and loyalty to God. The Sabbath is the only day that has both a number and a name. It is the numbered time in which the holy people who have the name of God come together for a group festival to honor God. The hand is a symbol of work and the Sabbath is the number of the name of the holy day of rest. The beast chooses another day which has a number but no name. It forces the world to worship on that day. This is why the followers of the beast have no rest. They have no Sabbath.

Evil Fights Back: The Counterfeit Movement (Prevent the Wrath).
A counterfeit apocalyptic theology is being promoted. It states that we can avoid the wrath of God if we follow the modern revelation of mystics and psychics. The powers are beginning to promote these beliefs through the media outlets of the popular culture. Books, movies, music and television. At the height of this movement, a strong delusion will compel us to accept the counterfeit alternative. Until that visible force arrives, there are several doctrines that teach that we can escape the wrath and prepare us to accept the coming of the counterfeit Christ.

Movements Three Angel's Message (Final Warning) Signs The Strong Delusion
Message of God Worship God as Creator Leave Babylon Wrath is Coming Miracles False Second Coming
Counterfeit Evolution Ecumenicism (Unite) Stop the Wrath Miracles Coming of Mary

World War III? Not the Sign of the End of the World!
These are the facts. Neither a world war, a global nuclear war, nor a war in Israel are the definitive signs of the end. However, a combination of events are the sign. The most compelling sign is the latter rain, or the coming of the Holy Spirit with power. It occurs while Israel is at war.
Humans will not destroy the entire earth in one great nuclear holocaust, God will destroy it when the world persecutes the church. There will be no 1000 years of peace on earth because all wicked people will be dead and Satan will be forced to exist on a destroyed earth
The final sign of the end is not war but an act of peace to reconcile the earth to God. When the Gospel is preached to the whole world that is the sign of the end.

The Creation Connection
The message of the angels is repeated in Revelation 18. The message and its symbolism follows the order of the creation and the elements of the curse. Why? God is about to destroy the earth according to the curses and recreate a new one for those who obey the warnings. The warning is from the creation, the curse is from the sanctuary for the rejection of the everlasting gospel.
Notice how some elements from the creation are mentioned in the warning. The text first introduces a messenger who comes from out of a part of the creation and then the message is about the next element that was created. Let us take a look.
# Creation # MessageCommandments Blessing and Curse Duration
1Light and dark1
First angel's message
Angel in mid heaven The fourth commandment The everlasting gospel 1844
2Heavens, sky, sea
3Rivers, springs and trees Worship the creator of springs and waters Judgment has come
4Sun, moon and stars2
Second angel's message
Angel brings light to the earth (18: 1) - Plagues Ends in the year before the Second Coming
5Fish and birds.
Animals from the water and the air
Babylon is fallen. It is full of demons, unclean spirits and hateful birds.
Frogs were the description of the unclean spirits in Revelation 16: 13
6 Breath of life.
Beasts and man who was made in the "image of God"
3
Third angel's message
Do not worship the beast and his image First and second commandment Wine of the wrath of God.
Fire and brimstone.
Smoke of their torment goes up
During the plagues
to the millennium
Adam names the animals Wicked receive the name of the beast Third commandment
Adam marries EveThe church has become a prostitute. Prepare for the bridegroom Christ marries the Church
7 Sabbath Do not receive the mark of his name Fourth commandment No rest (Revelation 14: 11)

  1. The first angel was in mid heaven. He was flying in the heavens created on the second day of creation. The mid heavens are the heavens between the waters. This angel announces a judgment that began in 1844.
  2. The second angel brings light to the earth just like the sun, moon and stars. Babylon is full of unclean things that existed on the fifth day of creation. They represent the world of unclean spirits. This angel announces a plague that will start in the year before the Second Coming.
  3. The third angel did not come from a specific part of creation. He followed the others. He brings light from the heavens. This angel announces a final punishment that will be delivered in the last year. This is the seven last plagues. The last act of God was to create man in His own image. Earlier that day He had created the beasts. Now, the beast imitates God and he has created an image just like God did on the sixth day. The last act of the beast is to create an image like himself because he wants to be god.
    Adam names the animals in his dominion. Then he marries Eve. The beast tries to give his name to the bride of Christ.

Rescue: The Second Coming
After the message of the three angels is done, then the Second Coming occurs. During the Second Coming the righteous are separated from the wicked as in a time of harvest.
Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, "First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn". (Matthew 13: 30)

The Timing Of The Harvest.
The fruit harvest occurred during the autumn season. This is also the time of the feast of tabernacles. That feast represents the time when Israel lives with God. This final harvest of the year represents the harvest of the earth during this period of time. The righteous will go to live with God after they have been separated from the wicked.

» Gather the Wicked. From 1844 to this day, the first who are judged are the righteous. Now, that judgment is over. So during the time of the events in the year of the Second Coming, the wicked are first gathered into bundles and separated from the righteous during the seven last plagues. During that time, the righteous live by faith in the booths, or barn waiting for God.

» The Three Reapers. After the three angels have given their warnings, the three reapers deliver the rewards and the punishments.

The Harvest Of The Righteous
The Second Coming. And I looked, and saw a white cloud, and upon the cloud, one sat like the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
First Reaper Reaping the Righteous. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in your sickle, and reap: for the time is come for you to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.
(Revelation 14: 14-16)
Here we have a prophetic picture of the return of Jesus Christ to "bring in the harvest" of His people. It is a picture of Christ gathering His people to him out of the world. It is the fruit harvest of the autumn feasts.

The Harvest Of The Wicked (Grapes Of Wrath)
Second Reaper Reaping the Wicked. And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
Third Reaper Burning the Wicked. And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even to the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs. (200 miles).
(Revelation 14: 17-20)
These verses refer back to Revelation 14: 10. It is the symbolism of "drinking the wine of the wrath of God", giving us a further symbolic picture of the destruction of the wicked. They are those who do not obey the Three Angel's messages and who do not turn to God.

The Winepress.
Notice that it is the angel with power over fire that calls for this harvest. The winepress is symbolic of hell fire. The spilling of blood is death. Both cause the death of the wicked, because this harvest will be burned.

Estimates of the Number of Wicked
by the Volume of Blood
Shape Length Width Population
Pool
around
City
City 375 miles square 7266 x 109
City 1500 miles square 1227 x 109
Round
Pool
200 miles (124 km) radius 7669 x 109
100 miles (62 km) radius 1917 x 109
River200 miles
(124 km)
200 miles (124 km) 2441 x 109
100 miles (62 km) 1220 x 109
1 mile (620 m) 12 x 109
3000 feet (1 km) 6.8 x 109
30 feet (10 m) 68 x 106
The height is 1 meter (3 feet).
Estimates: = 107.4 billion people per cubic mile.
Blood For 200 Miles.
I assumed that I could estimate the number of wicked dead. The blood spread out for 200 miles (124 km or 1600 stadia). It is as high as the bridle of a horse. Assume that this is three feet high ( 1 meter).

The normal human being has a volume of 0.9 litres of blood for every ten Kg. If the average human weighs 120 lbs (55 Kg) and has five liters of blood, then we can estimate how many people this river of blood represents.
The Population Reference Bureau estimates that 105.5 billion people have been born on the earth. But the population could be even less. If we assume that they based these figures on the theory of evolution and we use the biblical account then we know that the population existed for 6,000 years and it was reduced to eight people 1656 years after the creation. I calculated what it might have been and I conclude that as of the year 2000 the total population since creation is about ten to twenty billion.
The chart of the number killed shows that the blood represents the death of trillions for a river greater than a mile wide. Only a river less than a mile wide by 200 miles long gives a reasonable value. This is more than the estimated entire population of the earth. There are several things that can account for this:

Repeat Repetition and Enlargement
Revelation 14 shows the work of six angels. The message of the first three angels are God's eternal gospel to the world (Revelation 14: 6). This final message to the world is one of the requirements for the Second Coming according to Jesus.
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world as a witness to all nations and then the end shall come. (Matthew 24: 14)
The final three angels are the reapers or the angels of death.
#MessageRepetitionComment
Revelation 14 (Judgment Warnings)Revelation 18 (Plagues)
1First AngelGospel (Verse 7) Warning: The hour of the judgment has come Not repeated because the plagues are the judgments sent after the righteous are judged This judgment began in 1844
2Second Angel(Verse 8) Babylon is fallen(Verse 2) Babylon is fallen A system of false worship
3Third Angel(Verse 9-10) Do not receive the mark of the beast or you will receive the wrath of God (Verse 4) Come out of Babylon so that you do not receive her plagues The seventh trumpet.
The seventh plague
- Wrath(Verse 14) The Second ComingRevelation 19: 11-14 The seventh trumpet
4First Reaper(Verse 14-16) Harvest of the righteousRevelation 19: 7-9 The Second Coming
5Second Reaper(Verse 17) Harvest of the wickedRevelation 19: 15-18; Revelation 20 The Second Coming
6Third Reaper(Verse 18-20) Burning of the wickedRevelation 19: 19-21; Revelation 20 The Third Coming
During the creation God first made the foundations in the first three days before He filled them in the last three days in the same order. The first three angels lay the foundations for the end of all things in which the new creation will emerge. The angel who established the foundations, fills it in the last 3 days.

Several prophets also experienced this same pattern of events.

God Sends A Warning God Acts to Save Elijah Evil Fights Back Wrath Sent Saved
First ReaperSecond ReaperThird Reaper
Now Three Angel's Message Holy Spirit Fire Latter Rain Rain People ready for God Enemy Pursues
Angel of God
Choose God
Angel of GodLeave Babylon Angel of God Wrath Baptism Whore of Babylon
John Kingdom of God Wrath Baptism by Fire and Water Herodias, Salome
Elijah Leave Baal Death Fire Heavy Rain Jezebel
Moses Leave Egypt Plagues Pillar of Fire and Clouds Pharaoh Pursues Exodus
War 1. Freedom Enemy Falls 2. Deliverance PowerSealed3. Redemption Wrath (cup of indignation) 4. Release
SHMA Love God and Keep His Laws Rain (Spirit Falls)Mark of God Curses Canaan
Angels Angel of God Love God and give Him Glory Angel of God Babylon FallsMark of the Beast Angel of God Wrath of God Harvest

Study to show yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.   2 Timothy 2: 15 Time: 80 minutes
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Copyright   Updated: January 2005. July 2006
Credits:
Author: Laverna Patterson. Editor: Patterson (January 2008)