The Loud Cry Part 1

Reading Time: 12 minutesMessage From The Three Angels Rev 14:6-12

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It is my personal view that it is mistakenly called The Three Angel’s Messages. “Messages” should not be plural. Theologically, it would be much more in context to simply call it “Message From The Three Angels.” Because the three parts, are equal to one whole, unified message for the “time of the end.” (Dan 8:17). There is nothing in inspired scripture that calls it “The Three Angel’s Messages.” But it is most certainly a message from three angels.

Typically, when we hear the latest, self-proclaimed prophecy gurus, we hear a great commotion by those online or in a church that we attend, preaching about “the three angels messages,” and it is from such sources where we hear the loudest voices, and most irritating racket, as they start to talk about the message as contained in the second angels portion of that three angel’s message. The second angel’s portion of the message is typically cut out of the three, and show cased on its own as “the final warning message,”  it is often called. The second angels message is given a separated, much bigger, louder cry/voice, than the other two. When someone gets to using their loudest voice for the second angel’s message, this is the only “everlasting gospel” that we will hear:

“Then another angel, a second one, followed, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who has made all nations drink the wine of the passion of her immorality [corrupting them with idolatry].” (Rev 14:8).

Most “evangelists” love to extol the wonder-working powers of “the Beast” of Bible prophecy by amplifying it, and over-emphasizing this portion of the Message From The Three Angels. They will follow up, and blow up after citing Rev 14:8 all the intricate details of the Beasts amazing plans and powers, and how the Beast intends to use said powers in the “last days,” and against God’s people. They use such tactics as can be found in Big Media, with all of its attendant fear and half truths, which tend to keep its audiences spell bound by all of it’s alleged “news.” But, when there is no difference between what and how the church is doing, with their so-called “good news,” and what the world is broadcasting as their “news,” well, THEN God does have a problem with that. (Ezekiel 22:26).

Bruiting Rev 14:8, by itself, and out of context, into “present truth,” and extolling the heinous powers of the Popes or The Catholic Church, or other religious entities, in connection with what this second angel has said is the specialty of many imposters, and self aggrandizing ciphers of “Bible” prophecy.

Everyone Is Ordained

All the arguing in Churches about “ordination” can stop now. Jesus says

“I have ordained everyone to bear fruit!”
And even if you are afraid; then DO IT ANYWAY!”

Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. (John 15:8). “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.” (John 15:16).

And this fruit bearing is most certainly a part of the very good news!

Thats right! Christians are to do it afraid!

Especially during times like we live in now. Every day we have to make decisions on what we are going to do. The only acceptable (in God’s sight) attitude that a Christ-follower can hold to is the same one that the Psalmist holds to, which says: “I will not fear!” (Psalms 56:4). And living in “the time of the end,” (Dan 8:17) we Christians really need to get with that program. “My heart shall not fear…” (Psalms 27:3).

Of course, everyone is going to experience fear in their lives at one time or another. And fear always brings us torment, doesn’t it? I know that I am very familiar with that!

But, God has not given us a spirit of fear; but “of power, and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Tim 1:7). There is very likely no one reading this weekly email that is not battling fear of some kind. Lets face it. FEAR does happen. Yet, the Psalmist said “I will not fear, what can other people do to me?” (Psalms 118:61). Its not very likely that the Psalmist just woke up one day and said “I am not going to feel fear today!” Its more likely that he said “I am not going to fear.” It was a decision that the Psalmist was making. “I will not fear” is a decision that most of us likely have to make often in our daily lives. Daily, hourly decisions that “I will not fear.” But sadly, the Bible reports that during these times, “people’s hearts will be failing them for fear…” (Luke 21:26).

There is really just one way to conquer fear! And that is by FAITH! And if we have faith; we HAVE to give it away. We cannot hoard it or keep it just for ourselves. Have you ever heard about “Feeling, Faith, and Fact?” It’s one thing to know the definition of the word faith, but it’s something much bigger and better to experience faith. “…faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Heb 11:1). Three men were walking on a wall; Feeling, Faith and Fact. When Feeling had an awful fall; and Faith was taken back. Fact remained and brought Faith back; and Faith brought Feeling too. So whenever F.E.A.R. knocks on the door to your heart; just send Faith to answer the door then, and say: “Jesus! This is for You!” (John 1:29).

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Now, we know that F.E.A.R. and Faith are two opposing forces; we receive everything from Jesus by Faith, and we receive everything that the devil wants from us, by F.E.A.R. (also meaning False Evidence Appearing Real). It really is that simple! So there are times when we really just need to choose, moment by moment even, to just live by faith. In Romans 14:23 there is an amazing text there for us to look at; and this is one of the core building blocks of The Message from The Three Angels of Rev 14:6-12. That text ends by saying: “whatever is not of faith IS sin.” Wow! here we are being told that God wants us to live from faith to faith, if you will. Just one fearless moment after the next. And what this means for believers today is that God loves us, God sent Jesus, His only Son, to die for us, and that God has a good plan for your life, and that God has promised

“I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Heb 13:5).

In many places in Scripture where it says “do not fear,” the only reason the texts give for not fearing is simply because God says: “I am with you.” (Jer 42:11, Mat 28:20), As it usually happens, much of the FEAR that we accept is actually more tortuous, much worse, than the fearful thing that has actually happened in our life. But as Christ-followers, we can, we must learn to walk right into/through such darkness, even if we are afraid. And the FEAR that scripture refers to most often, is False Evidence Appearing Real! I know people who are letting FEAR run and ruin their whole life. Afraid to drive at night, afraid of night, afraid of storms, afraid of the dark, just afraid of so many things that they cannot even lead a normal life anymore. And yet, they are believers. Christians that are living in FEAR. There are a lot of very afraid Christians. “People’s hearts failing them for FEAR. (Luke 21:26).

Now I had one person recently tell me quite a story about all of the things that had been stolen from them, because of fear. When living in FEAR, there is always something the person wants to do, something the person wants to be – but they are afraid, and they always feel very guilty, very bad, like a failure, because they are so afraid. And all I can tell anyone who lives in FEAR is that sometimes, I just do whatever I am afraid of, even while I am afraid! FEAR is like the iceberg! Don’t ever let the Iceberg of Fear broadside you! Face it head on! Walk right into it because if God leads you to it, God gets you through it! That has been my experience! Your FEAR will become another blessing when you don’t let it define who you are and what your purpose is.

When Jesus says things like “Fear not,” (Luke 5:10, Luke 12:7 etc.) He is telling you that even if you feel the FEAR, you don’t have to be the FEAR. A Christian who walks by faith will do exactly what they are afraid of when they know it to be God’s will. Perhaps, when Jesus said “be not afraid,” it was sort of like a warning to us that we will all, at times, feel FEAR. When Jesus says “fear not,” it might just be a warning that yes, sometimes we will feel fear, but that we don’t have to actually be afraid when we do. I heard somewhere that the Bible says “fear not,” in one form or another, 365 times, meaning perhaps, once for every day of the year!

FEAR is the main tool that the devil uses to control people. Why do you think people are so afraid these days from reading the so called news? FEAR keeps people from moving forward, from doing, or even knowing, God’s will. How many things do you think that the devil has stolen from you, or kept you from doing, kept you from knowing, just because of your FEAR? How has your church kept you in FEAR?

We must realize that we never have to bow down to FEAR, just because we feel, just because we experience, FEAR. Just because we see it in our own church with all the BEAST talk and the conspiracy dramas popping up everywhere! We still don’t have to actually be afraid even when we do feel fear.  We can choose what to look at. What to listen to. And so, a Christian will just do what they need to do when they are afraid! Do it afraid! But it never will mean that you cannot do it, just because you are afraid! Just because you feel that FEAR, we never have to be that FEAR!

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“Good courage,” (Num 13:20), is simply when we take a forward motion right in the very presence of FEAR! “Good courage,” (Deut 31:6), is NOT when we don’t feel FEAR. “Good courage,” (Joshua 1:6),is feeling the FEAR – even right down to our bones; and then just doing what God wants you to do anyways. Do it afraid! Do God’s will, even if you are afraid! And in my life, there has been one thing after the next, where I refused to do God’s will, because I was very afraid! I had one situation last month where God told me, during prayer, that I had to just sit and wait for someone to ask me to do what He  had in mind for me.  And I remember thinking: “well what on earth is God talking about now? I didn’t want to sit around and just do nothing “hoping” that someone would materialize and just ask me to do this. Well, one thing led to another, and just today, I kept quiet, I waited. And then the other day, someone asked me to do this very thing that I thought no one ever would ask of me! But I really wanted to do it!

I have experienced that when the Word says something to me, that there is power, (John 1:12), to create or to bring about, whatever the Word says to that area in my life experience. Heb 11:6 tells us that without faith; it is impossible to please God! For whoever comes to God must believe that He is. And that God is the rewarder of those who seek His presence. Who seek His Word. Jesus wants us to first believe that He exists. Jesus wants us to believe that He is good, and so THAT is the beginning of taking that first step forward, even when we feel the FEAR! Even when we are afraid!

But, what else does God want from us? What essential thing could God possibly want from us at that first step:

Why would you strive for food that is perishable and not be passionate to seek the food of eternal life, which never spoils? I, the Son of Man, am ready to give you what matters most, for God the Father has destined me for this purpose.” They replied, “So what should we do if we want to do God’s work?” Jesus answered, “The work you can do for God starts with believing in the One he has sent.” (John 6:27-29, TPT).

“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. (John 5:24, NIV).

For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.” (John 6:40, NIV).

Can you imagine that?

What does God want me to do? THAT is the question and the answer!

The Word says that Jesus wants me to believe! My first step, your first step, is that God wants us to simply believe that He is real! That He does in fact exist! Yes, there are many things that God wants us to do – but “faith always has to come first! First! I have faith; and that faith enables me to take bold steps, in doing whatever it is that I believe God is telling me to do!

We should be amazed as we consider the time when Joshua was about to take the children of Israel into the promised land, just across The Jordan River. (see Joshua 3, especially Joshua 3:15,16). (this is much like the crossing over from death to life in John 5:24). Now this water of The Jordan was far too deep for them to just cross over on foot; yet God told them to go anyways! The people were no doubt feeling great FEAR, yet God was giving them the special key in the hand of faith here, in His instruction to cross anyways. And what was, or is really interesting here is that the water did not part one little bit, until someone took that first step, until someone put their foot into that water! (see Joshua 3;15-16). Maybe that’s where the old proverb or saying came from that says “I put my foot in it now?” Or maybe this is where another proverb came from when someone said “the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.”

Now in the first part of The Message From The Three Angels, (Rev 14:6-7), tells us clearly, that Jesus is our first step! When we on the earth see the signs of the times that Jesus listed as finally coming true; (Mat 24:3-14), we will need to also take that first step of faith. The first step then, as now, the “key in the hand of faith,” is Jesus: “…Fear God and give him glory,” “…Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water…” (Rev 14:7). The first steps for us, during the time of the end are:

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1) Fear/respect God
2) Give glory to God
3) worship Him who made creation

But when “Babylon is fallen,” (Rev 14:8) when “all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication,” when ‘the wine of the wrath of God is “poured out,” and when “fire and brimstone” are meted out to the human race, (Rev 14:8), when it seems the whole world is drinking of the “maddening wine of her adulteries,” when people willingly, knowingly, “receive the mark of the Beast,” (Rev 14:9), when the whole world is roiling with “the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath,” (Rev 14:10), God’s true people will be seen around the world as they take that first step, and give the Loud Cry to where it belongs: “Fear God, Give glory to His name, and worship Him who made the world.”

Have you ever wondered why they call it “The Three Angels Messages?” Why people in churches around the world angrily preaching the part of the message regarding “Babylon is fallen,” with the loudest voice, and the most raucous publicity? The beast this. The Pope that. Satan this. The Devil that. And all the alleged attendant evils of all “other churches?” If we were to look closely at the text in Rev 14;6-12, we see that angels only proclaimed two of those three sections of the message with “a loud voice!” Only the first angel and the third angel gave their parts of the message  “with ‘a loud voice.”  The part of the message given by the second angel was given without a “Loud Cry” like the other two! And so we have surely gotten it all backwards when all we want to do  in our loudest possible voice, are all the sordid details re the second angel! Check it for yourself. There is NO LOUD VOICE mentioned in the text for the second angel! That kind of Loud Cry seems  always and only  about “the Beast,” “the Pope,” and the Catholics!

The first step for Christians is found only in the first angel’s portion of the message from the three angels! And even when we don’t feel like it, when we see all those things in Rev 14:8-12) going on all around us, and Jesus might even seem absent, right until the moment when we take that very first step in crossing our “Jordan,” during that “time of the end,” (Dan 8:17), what must we do first; even then? How do God’s people take their “first step,” even during ‘the last days?

“Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.” Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” (John 6:27-29). The first step is always Jesus.

The family of Lazarus was waiting for Jesus to come; and they did call for Jesus when Lazarus was still alive, and was just sick. But the Word tells us too that God purposely waited until Lazarus was dead! In fact, when Jesus got there, Lazarus had already been dead four days. The Bible tells us that Jesus loved Lazarus, so some of us might be tempted to think: “well what kind of love was that? Why did Jesus let Lazarus die first?” Jesus did not go to Lazarus first, and help him when he really needed it most, instead, Jesus let Lazarus die like that! Well, Martha chimed in there and said: “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” And this is when Jesus told them:

“Have I not told you to only believe; and then you would see the glory of The Lord?” (see John 11:40).

So this week, let us remember the first step of whatever journey we are on. THAT first step is always Jesus. And next week, we will delve more into The Loud Cry. And it might be that some of us will be very surprised at what the Bible actually tells us about that. Suffice it to say that this “first step” to Jesus is going to be the Loud Cry of Bible prophecy that will “move the world,” and usher in the second coming of Jesus. THAT first step is when His people will be ready.
But you might have to do it when you are afraid!

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