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2 - 3AM: What Is The Everlasting

Gospel? - Stephen Bohr


(Session Transcript)


START
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lets pray
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father were thankful for the privilege of being in your presence today
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what a joy it is to know that
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you are in our midst
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through the presence of the holy spirit
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and your angels
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and father as we open your holy book
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we plead for your help
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for human minds cannot begin to comprehend the great things from your
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word
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and so father come to be with us
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instruct us
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and give us the capacity to live in harmony
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with what we learn
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and we thank you father for hearing our prayer
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for we ask it in the precious and powerful name
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of your beloved son Jesus amen
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let's reflect for a few moments
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about the world
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as it is after
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nineteen eleven
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we live in the world
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of on
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paralleled
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turmoil
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the world economy is
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crumbling before our very eyes
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the united states
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taxpayers
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have incurred a debt over too
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trillion dollars
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just in the last few months
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as you know
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united states government has had to bail out some very large banks
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and some significant corporations
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and they've put
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a huge sum of money
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into
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uh... getting the economy of the united states on track again
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but it's not only the united states
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that is in trouble
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we live in a time of global economic turmoil
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as you know of many states in the united states
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are almost bankrupt
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including the state of california
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millions of people in the united states have lost their homes
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due to foreclosure
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life savings
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and retirement plans
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have disappeared
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corporate greed
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runs rampant
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in wall street
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and in the large corporations
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and this has caused unprecedented
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financial loss for millions of people
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and then we have a natural disasters which seemed to be greater and more
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prevalent everyday
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disasters
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that are of epic proportions
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like hurricane katrina
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like the asian tsunami
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like a terrible tornado is that we had just a few months ago in the midwestern
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united states
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hundred-year fires in australia and in california
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and earth quakes
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in different places
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and what could we say about wars and rumors of war
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israel and the palestinians
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iraq
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afghanistan india pakistan and many other countries of the world that are
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embroiled in war
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and then we have the threat
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of global pandemics and epidemics
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bird flu
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mad cows disease
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new strains of tuberculosis
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aids
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and other diseases that could devastate
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the human race
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and then there is the ever-present danger of global terror
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and the perilous task
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of trying to guard our homeland security
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and what could we say about the potential for biological chemical
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and nuclear weapons
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on the moral level
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everything seems to go up down hill
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the gay marriage debate
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rages
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pornography runs rampant
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the use of pornography on the air is prevalent
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abortions are performed it without any pains of conscience
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school shootings and workplace shootings appear to be the rule of the day
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child-abuse and kidnappings
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husbands killing their wives
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and global warming
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i don't know how you feel about global warming but it's definitely happening
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something is happening in this world
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that its
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disturbing the delicate ecosystem of planet earth
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in the next on all of this turmoil
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and all of these problems we ask the question
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is there no hope
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is the world and moving towards armageddon is the world as we know it
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moving to its end
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well during this series
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i have good news
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we're going to study gods
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final message to planet earth
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and that message is found
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in revelation chapter fourteen
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and verses six
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through twelve
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now i'm gonna tell you that we're going to study twenty four sessions together
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and we are going to analyzed every phrase of the three angels messages
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we are not going to leave any stone unturned when it comes to this study of
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these
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three messages that god sends to planet earth
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and i believe that when we finish the twenty four sessions
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those of us who attended
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well understand it
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the relationship between all of these different aspects that we find the three
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angels messages
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and urgent need that we had of preparing
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for the coming on jesus Christ
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which i've believed is to be even at the door
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very very imminent
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i'd like to begin
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by reading that three angels messages
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as we find in revelation fourteen
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and verses six through twelve and of course the title of our study today it
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is ten
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great facts about the three angels
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messages
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so turn with me in your bibles to revelation chapter fourteen
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and verses
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six through twelve
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let's read
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the first angels message
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then i saw another angel
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flying in the midst of heaven
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having the everlasting gospel
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to preach to those who dwell on the earth
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to every nation
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tribe tongue
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and people
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saying with a loud voice
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fear god
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and give glory to him
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for the hour of his judgment has come
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and worship and who made heaven and earth the sea
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and springs of water
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that's the first message
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now we go to the second
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and another angel followed saying
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babylon is fallen
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is fallen
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that great city
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because she has made all nations drink
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of the wine of the wrath
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of her fornication
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and then we find the third angels message beginning in verse nine
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then a third of angel followed and sane with a loud voice
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if anyone worships the beast his image
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and receives his mark
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on his forehead or on his head
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he himself
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shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of god
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which is pored out
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full strength
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into the cup of his indignation
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he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy
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angels
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and in the presence of a lamb
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and the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever
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and they have no rest day or night
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who worships the beast
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and his image
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and whoever receives
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the mark of his name
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here
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is the patients of the saints here are those who keep
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the commandments of god
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and the faith
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of jesus
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now during this series we are going to try to answer a series of questions
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and so as we begin our study today i would like to formulate those questions
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which we are going to answer in the course of the next twenty four sessions
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that we have here together
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question number one
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what is
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the everlasting gospel
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it's mentioned in the first angels message what is the everlasting gospel
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that needs to be preached to the whole world
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secondly what do three angels represent are we to expect three angels flying in the midst of
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heaven zipping from one side of the heaven to the other
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what do angels represent what do angel's symbolize
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and then we must ask the question
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why are they described as flying in the midst of him
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why are these angels flying
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why do these messages go to all of the world
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as we've just read
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what does it mean to fear god
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what does it mean to give
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glory
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to god
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what does the first angels message mean when it says
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that we are in the hour of gods judgment
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what does it mean to worship the creator
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what is babylon
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what is babylons wine of wrath because babylon has wine what does
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the wine represent
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what does prophecy mean when it says that babylon fornicates
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with the kings of the earth
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who is the beast
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who or what is the image to the beasts
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what is the mark of the beast
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what is that
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number of the beasts name
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what is the wine of god's wrath
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why is god's wine poured without mixture
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will the worshipers of the peace be incinerated and fire that will never go
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out after all the bible says forever and ever
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what is the patience of the saints
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what are the commandments of god
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what is meant by the faith of jesus
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and finally
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who are the hundred and forty four thousand
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and when will they live and you say why are you including the hundred and forty
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four thousand
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simply because in revelation chapter fourteen verses one through five you
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have the hundred and forty four thousand before the three angles messages are
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proclaimed which means that the hundred and forty four thousand are somehow
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related
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to the three angels messages
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so we have our work cut out for us
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we have a lot this study
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we have to know who the beast is how can you not worship the beast
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if you don't know he is
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you see if we don't know who the beast is well end up worshiping him
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if we don't know what the image is well end up worshipping the image
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if we don't know what the mark of the beast is
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we might just end up receiving the mark of the beast
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so it's very important for us to understand these things
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now we want to take a look
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at ten facts
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concerning
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the three angels messages this is an introductory subject today
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we're gonna take a look at several introductory matters be dealing with the
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three angels messages
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fact number one
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when the bible says that three angels are proclaiming their messages to the
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world
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we are not to understand that literal angels will zip across the sky
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at the speed of lightening
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shouting with a loud voice
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the messages that we find
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in revelation chapter fourteen
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the fact is that in the bible
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angels are depicted as help being human beings proclaimed the message
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in other words the angels represent
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heavenly messengers
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that use human beings
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to proclaim
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the message of jesus christ
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take for example revelation chapter one and verses one to three where we find a
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very interesting process revelation chapter one and verses one through three
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this is the introduction to the book of revelation
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and it says there
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the revelation of jesus christ
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which god gave him now notice the sequence
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god gave jesus a certain revelation
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and he gave it to him to show whom
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his servants
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things which must shortly take place
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and he sent
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and signified it by his angel to his servant john
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who bore witness to the word of god
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and to the testimony of jesus christ
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do you see a chain of command here
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very clearly there's a chain of command
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god the father gets the message to jesus
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jesus gives the message to his angel
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the angel then whispers and john's ear says this is the message that i
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want you to write down
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and so now the angel gives the message that john
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and john gives the message to the churches
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and the churches are suppose to get the message to the world
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in other words the angels are depicted as three messages
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and the angels help
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human beings to proclaim
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to the world
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by the way the word angel in greek on angulus actually means
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messenger
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and did you know that in the new testament certain human beings are called angels
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you say now hows well let me just mention some were not gonna read the text
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but if you want you can write them down
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epaphroditusthis
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you say well that's a weird name is he in the bible yes hes in philippians
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two verse twenty five
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the apostle paul mentions him
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but he's called an angel
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he's called a messenger
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john the baptist in matthew eleven verse ten is called
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a messenger
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or an angel
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do you remember that there were certain messengers that john sent to speak with
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jesus
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the word messengers there is the word anguloid in other words they are
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angels
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the spies that went to jericho according to james two and verse twenty
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five
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were angels or messengers
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even the apostle paul and galatians four verse fourteen is called an angel
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or a messenger
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and of course we know about steven
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that first martyr of the christian church
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in acts verse six verse fifteen it says that his face
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was like the face
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of an angel
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now we all know that god is not committed the preaching of the gospel
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to angels has he
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jesus did not say to the angels go proclaim the gospel to the world
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the work of proclaiming the everlasting gospel to the world has been committed
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to the servants of jesus christ
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to human beings but they are
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aided in their work by
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the angelic host
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in fact notice matthew twenty eight verses nineteen and twenty about
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actually verses eighteen nineteen and twenty
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where it tells us
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to whom it has been committed to preach
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the everlasting gospel
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it says they're in verse eighteen and jesus came and spoke to them saying
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all authority
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has been given to me
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in heaven and on earth
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go hes speaking to his disciples
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go therefore
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and make disciples of all nations
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baptizing them
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in the name of a father
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and of the son
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and of the holy spirit
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teaching them to observe all things
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that i have commanded you and lo I am with you always
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even unto the end
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of the age amen
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notice that the great commission of preaching the gospel was committed to
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the disciples
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it's not committed to angels
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you see the angels never needed to be redeemed
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they don't know what it means to be redeemed
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only those who have been redeemed
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can proclaimed the message of redemption with power because they know the
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experience of the gospel
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also in acts chapter one and verse uh eight
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we find the command of jesus to his disciples to proclaim the gospel
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once again the gospel is not been committed to angels to proclaimed by
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streaking across the sky
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and shouting with aloud voice gods message
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its commitment to human beings but angels helped
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human beings notice acts chapter one verse eight
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but you shall receive power
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when the holy spirit has come upon you
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and you shall be witnesses to me
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in jerusalem
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and in all judea
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and sumaria
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to the end of the earth
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incidentally i would like to share with you two experiences where an angel
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actually helped
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one of the followers of jesus to proclaim the message
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do you remember the story of philip and the ethiopian eunuch
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let me ask you who was it
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that actually took Philip so that he could go speak and meet with the
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ethiopian eunuch
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if you read the acts
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chapter eight and verse twenty-six it says that the angel directed
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philip to go and meet with the ethiopian eunuch
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and then of course philip shared the message of god
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with the eunuch
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and then we also have the example of
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the apostle peter
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you remember that peter preach the gospel to cornelius
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but it was an angel that came to cornelius and actually put in touch
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or put him in contact
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with simon peter
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in other words the
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angels
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give the message to human beings and then human beings
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proclaimed the gospel to the world
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so these three angels
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represent messages that god sends by the angelic host
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to us for us to proclaim to the world
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that's fact number one the three angels
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represent human beings preaching the gospel of jesus christ to the world
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particularly god's end time people
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now lets go to fact number two
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were told as we read in revelation fourteen that the angels fly in the
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midst of heaven
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this must mean that the messages of the three angels are of heavenly origin
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you know whenever god speaks in the book of revelation gods message always
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comes from above
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it always comes from heaven
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on the other hand the powers of satan come
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from
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the sea
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from the of abyss
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and from the earth
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in other words the fact that these three messages
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are depicted as three angels flying in the midst of heaven coming from heaven
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to earth
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means
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that these messages are directly sent by god
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they are heavenly messages
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incidentally in the bible
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to speak of beneath
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is the realm of satan
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to speak of above
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is the realm
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of jesus christ it's the realm of god so whenever an angel comes from heaven it
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means a message
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from god
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james chapter three i want you to notice james chapter three
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tells us this
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speaking about the wisdom that doesn't come from above
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it says this wisdom does not descend from above but is earthly
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sensual
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demonic
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so where does the power of satan come from
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it comes not from above but from where from beneath
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revelation chapter eighteen verse one which we're gonna study in this series
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later on
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speaks of a powerful angel that comes down from heaven
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and it cries with a mighty voice that babylon is fallen
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and then he calls gods people to come out of babylon this message comes with
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great power from heaven
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so fact number two is that the fact that these angles are depicted as
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flying in the midst of heaven means that these messages are of heavenly
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origin they come directly from the throne of god
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fact number three
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we're told twice
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in the three angels messages
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that these messages are proclaimed with a loud
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voice
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it's interesting the greek word that is used for loud voice is the word
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megaphone
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what word do we get from megaphone
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the word megaphone right have you ever heard a megaphone
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you know you use them at campouts i know it camp
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uh... camporees pathfinder camporees
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you have a megaphone to call all of the pathfinders figure let me ask you
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when you use the megaphone can you hear the message
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you certainly can
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and sometimes it so loud that it actually squeals and then everybody can
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hear it
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and so that's the word that is used
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these messages are of heavenly origin human beings are supposed to preach them
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and they come with a great power because they're proclaimed
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with a loud voice
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in other words
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there is no word parsing or political correctness in these messages
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this is not some
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ambivalent doublespeak
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there's no mute on the trumpet
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it is to be shouted from the rooftops
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no matter what the consequences are
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the messages are to be proclaimed with utmost power
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fact number four
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the angels fly
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now what does that represent the angels flying
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it represents the speed with which this message is supposed to go to the world
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now let me ask you
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how fast do angels flying
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well uh... let's go to ezekiel one
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ezekiel chapter one and verses thirteen and fourteen
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let me ask you are these messages supposed to go out with utmost speedy
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to all of the world
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absolutely
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these messages of heavenly origin
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are to go to all of the world with great power and with the utmost
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velocity
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notice what it says in Ezekiel one verses thirteen and fourteen its speaking about the
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four living creatures
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which represents the angelic host and notice what it says
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as for the likeness of the living creatures
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their appearance was like burning coals of fire
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like the appearance of torches going back and forth among the living
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creatures
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the fire was bright
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and all of the fire went lightning
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and the living creatures ran
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back-and-forth in appearance like a flash of
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lightning how fast do angels travel
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like with the speed of lightening how fast does this message need to go to the
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world
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it needs to go to the world with the speed of lightening but unfortunately it's going
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to the world with the speed of a snail
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or the speed of a tortoise
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it's not because the angelic host isnt waiting
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anxiously for this message to be proclaimed to the world
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it's simply because
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we as human beings have not lent ourselves to be
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used by the power of god to proclaim these heavenly messages of god to the
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world
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so that the end
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can come
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yeah i know i have an example of the speed of the travel of angels you
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remember that in daniel chapter nine daniel was praying because he wanted some wisdom
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about uhunderstanding
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a prophecy that said unto twenty three hundred days and the sanctuary shall be
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cleansed which was in the previous chapter daniel eight verse fourteen
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and daniel was praying because he wanted to understand that time prophecy
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and if you read there in daniel chapter nine it says that gabriel
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when daniel began his prayer he left the heavenly throne
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and before daniel finished his prayer gabriel was next to his side
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so how fast do angels travel
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they travel very very swiftly
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and god wants these messages to go
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with utmost swiftness
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fact number five
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the messages are worldwide in scope
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in other words the messages are of heavenly origin
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theyre to be proclaimed by human beings
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with the utmost velocity with great power
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and they are to be proclaimed in all of the world
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now listen to what i'm gonna tell you
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most christians today
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most conservative christians that is
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evangelicals pentecostals etcetera
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believe that the three angels messages are actually
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messages that will be proclaimed
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during the tribulation
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after the church has been raptured to heaven
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in fact they believe that everything from revelation for all the way through
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revelation chapter nineteen
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applies to the jews in the middle east
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after the church has been raptured to heaven
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but my question regarding that is this
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if this message
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or these messages because it's one message composed of three parts
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if these messages are to be proclaimed only to the jews
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why do we find that it says
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that these messages
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are supposed to go
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to every nation
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kindred tongue
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and people
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obviously these messages are not only for the jews in the middle east
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these messages are to be proclaimed on a worldwide scale which means that in
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order to proclaim them you have to have a worldwide people to announce them
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now im just throwing that out we're gonna talk about that a little bit later on
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a worldwide message being proclaimed necessitates a worldwide people that
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understands these messages
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and is willing to go out and preach
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these messages
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these messages are to go to every nation kindred tongue and people they are
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global in extent
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notice matthew chapter twenty four and verse fourteen
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you notice that the first angels message speaks about preaching the everlasting
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gospel
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and then when you get to the end of the three angel's messages you have the
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harvest in other words jesus is seated on a cloudy he has a sickle on his hand the end
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has come
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the earth has been
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harvested
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in other words the preaching of the gospel has come to an end
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now i want to notice what jesus said in harmony with this
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matthew twenty four and verse fourteen
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and this gospel of the kingdom
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will be preached where
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in all of the world
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as a witness to all
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the nations
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and then
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the end
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will come up
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and in mark chapter sixty the last few verses it says
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and he said to them jesus says to the disciples
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go into all the world
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and preach the gospel to every
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creature
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go into all the world and preach what
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and preach the gospel to whom to the jews
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no preach the gospel to all
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all the world
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he who believes and is baptized
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will be saved but he who does not believe
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will be condemned
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so what is the purpose of the three angels messages the purpose of the
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three angels messages is to proclaim the gospel
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to gather as many people as possible into god's camp
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in other words to gather as many people as possible onto gods side that's the
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purpose of the three angels messages
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they go to every nation
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because jesus through the gospel wants to conquer the world for himself
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but do you know something very interesting that we're gonna study later
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in the revelation
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and that is that the devil also has three counterfeit angels messages
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you say now how is that
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go with me to revelation chapter sixteen
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we're just going to briefly introduce this revelation chapter sixteen
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and i wanna read verse
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thirteen and verse fourteen sixteen verse thirteen and verse fourteen
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and i saw three unclean spirits like frogs
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let me ask you what are unclean spirits
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what were the unclean spirits that jesus cast out when he was on this earth
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demons and what are demons
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fallen angels thank you very much
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so notice it says here in revelation sixteen verse thirteen
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i saw three unclean spirits like frogs
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coming out of where
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the mouth what do you use your mouth for
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to speak right
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and this is not talking about eating because we eat through our mouth too
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but it says here that that the three clean spirits come out of the mouth
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in other words it means that these three unclean spirits are proclaiming a what
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a message that's right
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coming out of the mouth of the dragon we're gonna study this
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and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet
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what is the purpose of this
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trilogy of these three counterfeit angels of these three evil spirit
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why are they speaking and out of their mouths
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they have a purpose and it is to gather the world on the devils side
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notice verse fourteen
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for they are spirits of demons
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performing signs which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world
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to gather them to the battle of that great day of god almighty
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so how many groups of three messages do we have
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we have two groups of three messages
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we have gods three messages
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which are proclaimed from the mouth with power of the everlasting gospel
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the purpose is to gather the whole world on gods side
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but the devil also has
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three counterfeit angels that are called demons
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and out of their mouths out of the mouths of the dragon and the beast and
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the false prophet
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these three angels
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proclaimed their messages
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and their messages also have the intention of gathering the whole world
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on whose side
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on the devils side
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by the way
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do you know the reason why god wants these three angels messages to go to the
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whole world
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simply because the bible says that babylon who was called the harlot in
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revelation chapter seventeen
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she controls
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all of the peoples in the world
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you say how's that
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go with me to revelation chapter seventeen
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revelation chapter seventeen and verse one
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says then one of the seven angels who have the seven bowls came and talked with
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me saying to me
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come i will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sets on many waters
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where does the harlot sit
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on many waters
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what does that mean that she sits
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it means that she rules she controls right she sits on many waters let me ask you what are
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those many waters
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that she sits on
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go with me to verse fifteen
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verse fifteen
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it says
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then he said to me the waters which you saw
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where the harlot sits
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are peoples
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multitudes
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nations and tongues
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are those the same groups that the three angels messages go to
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yes
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do the three angels messages go to every nation kindred tongue and
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people absolutely
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who does the harlot sit on
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every nation kindred tongue and people
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so why does god send these three messages
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he sends these three messages to say to the people upon whom the harlot
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sits
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get out of there before the plagues are pouring out
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and before you are destroyed
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so the question is
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which three messages are we going to listen to
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are we going to listen to gods
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three messages that are from heavenly origin
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theyre the preaching of the everlasting gospel with absolute power and velocity
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to all of the world to gather people on gods side
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or are we going to accept the three messages of these evils spirits
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who are fallen angels
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who have the intention of gathering us
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not on gods side
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but on the satans side
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you see the book of revelation tells us that there's only going to be two sites
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at the end of time
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those who have the seal of god
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and those who have
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the mark
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of the beast
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so fact number five
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is that these messages are worldwide
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to counteract the worldwide message
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of these three counterfeit angels messages
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that come out of the mouth of the dragon the beast
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and the false prophet
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now lets go to fact number six
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these messages are supposed to be proclaimed in their proper order
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you say what do you mean by their proper order
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you know if you try to proclaim the third angel's message without
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claiming the first and the second before
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people will not be able to make sense out of it
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in other words the messages must be proclaimed
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in their order
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the first message we need to proclaim and understand first
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then well be ready to understand the second
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and after we understand the second
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we will be ready to understand the third
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now you say how do we know that they are sequential
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and that we need to study them in their order
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notice revelation chapter fourteen
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and verse
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fourteen and verse six
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then i saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven okay so you have an angel that
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flies in the midst of heaven
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now notice verse eight
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and another angel what's the next word
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another angel what
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followed
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is there an order here
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most certainly
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and then notice verse nine
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then a third
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angel
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following them
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is there an order to the three angels message
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most certainly and if we get the order wrong
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people will never listen
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you say what do you need
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let me explain
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the reason why babylon falls in the second angels message
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is because babylon rejected the first angels message
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are you with me
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when you go to revelation chapter eighteen
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god says babylon is fallen come out of her my people
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so people say
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why should i come out
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yeah come on over my people why should i come out
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do you know the reason
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why because battle has rejected the first angels message
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so before people are ready to come up babylon
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and joins gods forces
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they need to understand the reason why and the first angels message gives you
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the reason why
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the first angel you see has three imperatives has three commands
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the first angels message says says
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fear god
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by the way that's not
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uh... just counsel
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that's not just uh... i hope you'll do it
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it is an imperative in the greek language
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it says fear god
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give glory to him
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because the hour of his judgment has come
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and worship him who created the heavens
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the earth and the fountains
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of waters
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the reason why babylon falls is because she's not fearing god
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so we need to understand what it means to fear god
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the real reason why babylon is fallen is because she's not giving glory to god
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she's giving glory to herself
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the reason why babylon is followed is because she refuses to believe that the
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hour god's judgment has come
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the reason why babylon is fallen is because babylon
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does not worship the creator of the heavens the earth
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this seas and everything that is in them
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in other words
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for people to be willing to come out of babylon
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the second angel's message
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in order for people to understand
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that babylon is fallen
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they need to understand why babylon is fallen
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babylon is fallen because
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she refused
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the first angels message are you understanding what im saying
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and let me share this with you
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if we do not proclaimed the first angels message people will feel no incentive to
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come under out of babylon in the second angels message
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and they will feel no longer urgency to receive the final warning in the third
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angels message
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because the third angels message says woe if you worship the beast
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or if you worship his image
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or if you receive his number
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or if you receive his mark
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because you will read receive the wrath of god
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poured out
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without mixture
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let me ask you are people going to want to listen to that warning and not
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worship the beast
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or his image or receive the mark or receive the number of his name if they
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don't understand
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the first angels message
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absolutely not
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you see we have a sequence the first angels message tells us
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the positive message of god
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the second message says
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get out of babylon because babylon has rejected the first angels message
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and then the third angels angel's says
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if you don't get out
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you'll end up worshipping the beast and his image
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you'll end up receiving the mark
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and you'll receive the plagues
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so basically in the first angels message you have
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a command of god
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in the second message you have a call to come out from where that command is not
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being obeyed and in the third message god says if you don't come out
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the plagues and the wrath of god will fall upon you
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so these three messages must be proclaimed
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in their proper
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order
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lets go to fact number seven
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these messages
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our gods final appeal and message to the world
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before the close of human probation
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and the second coming of jesus
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these are god's last message
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there will be no further message besides these three and you say well pastor bohr how do
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you know that
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for the simple reason that as soon as the third message is finished you have message
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number one number two and number three as soon as number three is proclaimed
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notice what we find
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in chapter fourteen and verse fourteen revelation fourteen and verse fourteen
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then i looked
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and behold a white cloud
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and on the cloud sat one like the son of man
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having on his head
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a golden and crown
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and in his hand
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a sharp
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sickle
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what event is being described in that verse
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the coming of christ
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when does the coming of christ take place in the sequence of revelation
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fourteen
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it comes immediately after the third angels message is proclaimed which means
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that these three messages are god's final message to the world and then the end
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will come
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are you understand my point
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so you have the three messages
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and then jesus is seen
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sitting on a cloud with a sickle in his hand and he's gonna come to harvest the earth
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he's gonna come to gather his people
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and he's going to come to destroy the wicked
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you can continue reading it there in revelation fourteen so let me ask you how
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urgent is it for us to understand
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these three angels messages in these last days
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it's a matter of life and death
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because that's the last message there will be no other message that god will
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give
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to the world
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after this one
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now lets go to fact number eight
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the proclamation of these three messages
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will be accompanied by the power of the latter rain
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do you understand what i mean by the latter rain
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you know in biblical um...
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areas
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you have the early rain
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and you have the latter rain
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the early rain is that rain that falls in the spring
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that causes the seed to germinate
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and to begin its growth
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and then the rain continues falling
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throughout the season and then eventually you have the latter rain
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and the purpose of the latter rain
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is to ripen that which has been growing through the influence of the early
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rain
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now let me ask you when was the early rain poured out according to scripture
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it was poured out when god
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poured out the holy spirit on the day of pentecost isnt that correct
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the holy spirit was poured out with power
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let me ask you did the did the disciples go out and preach the gospel
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with power were thousands upon thousands gathered on gods side
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did multitudes come from the side of the devil to the side of god
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absolutely
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but the bible teaches that at the end of time
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god is going to have
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a people that well proclaimed the three angels messages
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under the power of the latter rain
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with the purpose of maturing the human race and preparing the human race
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for the harvest
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for the harvest on gods side which is the righteous
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and for the harvest
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of the wicked which are called the grapes in revelation fourteen
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on the devil's side
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you say how do we know that these messages are accompanied by the
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latter rain
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well let's go back to revelation chapter fourteen and you're gonna see that god is
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going to pour out here the holy spirit with great power upon up on the
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world
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and do you know what's gonna happen
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when he pours out his holy spirit god's people will proclaim the message just
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like the disciples did
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thousands upon thousands will come over to the lords side
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in preparation for the second coming of jesus
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and the whole world will be polarized into two groups
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as a result of the power and the message
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that goes along with the power you say how do we know that will notice revelation chapter
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fourteen
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and lets
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read verse fourteen immediately after the third angels message
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it says then i looked and behold a white cloud and on the clouds sat one like
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the son of man having on his head a golden crown
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and in his hand and sharp sickle
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and another angel came out of the temple crying with a loud voice to him who sat
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on the cloud now notice this
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thrust in your sickle and reap
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for the time has come for you to reap for the harvest of the earth is
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ripe
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let me ask you in biblical times what was it that ripened the harvest
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what ripened the harvest was the latter rain
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the early rain began the germination process
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you know like in fresno you have the rain in the spring right
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and that germinates the seed and it leaves it to grow so you have the harvest later on
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well the same thing you have in biblical times
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by the way the climate in fresno is very similar to the climate in israel
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it we're in the sub tropical zone
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just like they are that's why a lot of our product are the same products that you
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have in israel
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because the the weather patterns are very very similar
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and so you have the early rain
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and you have the latter rain
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the purpose of the latter rain
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is with the three angels messages
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the power of the holy spirit is poured out upon his people
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and as a result
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the whole earth is ripened
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either as the harvest of the earth which is the righteous
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or the grapes of the earth
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which is the wicked
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what this means is that the three angels messages
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are going to ripen the world in two different ways
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the people who reject these three angels messages will be the grapes
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they'll be fully ripened against these messages
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whereas on the other side you have those who receive
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these messages with the power of the holy spirit
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and they will be also ripened
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but they will be ripened on gods side
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and when all of the world has made his decision to be on one side or the other
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because the messages have been proclaimed with the power of the holy spirit
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then probation will cold close
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and then jesus will come
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fact number nine
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and this is a very important fact
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the three angels messages are linked
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with the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary
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the three angels messages are linked with what
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with the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary
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you say now what's this issue of the heavenly sanctuary let me just say that god
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has a sanctuary in heaven which is the great origin
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the one that he told moses to build in the wilderness was only a copy
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it was actually a copy of um of uh
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how would you say on small scale model of the real sanctuary that we find in
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heaven
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and in the sanctuary you had three apartments you have the court
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where the sacrifices were offered
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you had the holy place where the priest entered to intercede for the sins of
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israel
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and you had the most holy place
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where the ark of the covenant was found and inside the ark of the covenant
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was god's holy law
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now you say pastor how do you know that the three messages
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need to be connected or linked
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with the most holy place of the sanctuary let me give you some indications why
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day after tomorrow in our third lecture this series we're going to study what it
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means to
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fear got
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in scripture
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very very frequently when you find that expression fear god
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it is linked
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with keeping the commandments of god
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just to give you one example in ecclesiastes chapter twelve and verse
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thirteen
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it says fear god
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and keep his commandments for this is the whole duty of man
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for god will bring every work into what
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judgment notice how similar to revelation fourteen where it says fear got give glory to
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him for the hour of his judgment has come ecclesiastes fear god and keep his
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commandments for god will bring every word into what into judgment
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fearing god
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is coupled with keeping god's commandments
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now let me ask you in which apartment of the sanctuary were the ten commandments
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contained
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they were contained in the most holy place
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furthermore the first angels message
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calls people to worship
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the creator
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let me ask you what sign did god
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give of worship to the creator
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you back in genesis chapter two
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it says that the at the end of creation week
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god rested on which day
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god rested on the seventh day
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and then commanded adam and eve to rest every seventh day
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in commemoration of the work of creation
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now let me ask you
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where
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is the sabbath found in the sanctuary
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it is found
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in the tables of the law and the tables of the law were where
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they were in the most holy place of the sanctuary
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by the way the three messages end by speaking about a people who
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keep the
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commandments of god
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so the commandments are involved but the commandments are in the most holy place
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the first angels message says worship the creator the sign of the creator is
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the sabbath the sabbath was in law
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and the law
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is in the most holy place of the sanctuary
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but there's more
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the first angels message also tells us that the hour of god's judgment has come
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let me ask you in which apartment of the sanctuary in the old testament do you
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have an illustration of the judgment
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once a year
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on the great Yom Kippur
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the day of atonement
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the great judgment day in israel
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those who were faithful to god and those who were unfaithful to god
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were separate one from another in the judgment when the law of god came
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in to view
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and in what apartment did the day of atonement take place primarily
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it took place in the most holy place that's where the blood was
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sprinkled was on the mercy seat
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in the most holy place to satisfy the demands of the law
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so when the first angels message says
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the hour of his judgment has come immediately we say
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if this is the judgment it must involve the law because we will be judged
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by the perfect law of liberty and the law
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was in which a apartment
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in the most holy place
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of the heavenly sanctuary
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but there's more
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do you know that this passage that were studying
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actually begins in revelation eleven and verse nineteen
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do you know what revelation eleven and verse nineteen says
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where this whole passage of the three angel's messages begins
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it begins by saying that john saw heaven opened
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and the temple of god in heaven was open
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and what was seen in his temple
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the ark of his covenant
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let me ask you where was the ark of the covenant in the sanctuary
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the art of his covenant was in the most holy place so this whole passage that
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have been three angels messages in the heart of the book of revelation
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begins with the opening of the most holy place were the ark of the covenant
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is
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and then of course you have
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the dragon introduced in chapter twelve you have the beast introduced in
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revelation thirty the first ten verses
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and then you have
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the second beast the image to the beast introduced into the latter half
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revelation thirteen
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and then a chapter fourteen
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you have
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the hour
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of his judgment
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and interestingly enough when you get the revelation chapter fifteen the first
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part of the chapter says
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that the temple of god
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in heaven
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is now
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closed
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and no one can
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enter the temple until the seven last plagues
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have been poured out
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because probation has closed
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isn't that interesting that you have this passage revelation eleven nineteen
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the most holy places is opened
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the art of his covenant is seen
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and then you have
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an introduction to the dragon the beast and the false prophet which we're going to
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study in connection with the three angels messages
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and then god warns against the beast and his image and his mark
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in the three angels messages and after that warning
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we find that the temple in heaven closes
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the most holy place closes no one is able to enter the temple anymore because
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probation has
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closed
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fact number ten
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the acceptance or rejection of these messages is not a trivial matter
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in fact it is a matter of life or death
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it's not optional you cant say oh you know if you accept them fine if you
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don't accept them that's fine
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you know ultimately everybody's going to the same place
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my bible tells me
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that those who listen to these three angels messages will receive the sealed
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of god
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and also reject these messages will receive the mark of the beast
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and one group will be saved in god's kingdom
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the other group will receive the wrath of god
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so let me ask you are these messages a manner of life and death
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they most certainly are
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now when i was in school i use to like bonuses
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say teacher could you please give us a bonus question
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so i'm gonna give you two bonus facts
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to end
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our study today
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praise the lord
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that there will be a people
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because the question is is god gonna to have a people in the world
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who will accept these messages and eventually be saved
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there's good news
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god will have a people
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who will listen to these messages
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they will accept them they will proclaim them to the world and they will be
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faithful till the end and they will be saved
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notice revelation chapter fifteen
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revelation chapter fifteen and verses two through four
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revelation fifteen verses two through four
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notice here you have a group that's victorious
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over what the three angels message mentions the beast this image his number
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his mark
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there's a group that's gotta be victorious
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because they receive
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the three angels messages it says in verse two and i saw something like
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a sea of glass mingled with fire
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and those who have the victory hah I love those who have the victory
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over the beast
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and over his image
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and over his mark
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and over the number of his name
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standing on the sea of glass
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having harps of god
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is there going to be a group that's going to reject the beast and his image in his
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mark and his number
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you better believe it and theyre gonna be victorious
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verse three
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they sing the song of moses the servant of god and the song of lamb saying
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great and marvelous are your works lord god almighty
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just and true are your ways king
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of saints
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so there will be a group that will listen to these messages
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and that will ultimately be saved in christ kingdom
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they will stand on the sea of glass
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and they will sing the song of moses
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and the lamb
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they will not worship the beast
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let me ask you something you think it's important to know who the beast is
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how are you gonna not worship the beast if you don't know who he is
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is it important to know what the mark of the beast is of
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course if you don't know what the mark of the beast is
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how can you be sure that you wont receive it
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is it important to know what the image of the beast is of course
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if you don't know what the image is
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you might end up worshiping it
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some people say oh now when the temple is rebuilt over in the middle east
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and the antichrist this nasty individual sits in the temple and he raised up this
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great big statue ill say oh that's the image to the beast i'm not worshiping that
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you think the devil is dumb
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you think its gonna be that obviously you think that its talking about
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a literal image and a literal individual
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thats gonna sit in a rebuilt jerusalem temple
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not according to what we're gonna study from the three angels messages in
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scripture
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bonus fact number twelve number two
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and this will be fact number twelve
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listen to this
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the central issue
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which will divide the world into two camps
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will be the issue of worship and obedience
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you say how do we know that
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notice revelation fourteen verses six and seven once again as we draw this to
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a close fourteen six and seven
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then i saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven
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having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth
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to every nation tribe tongue and people saying with a loud voice
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fear god and give glory to him for the hour of his judgment has come and worship him
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who made the heavens the earth the sea and the springs of water
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why do you suppose the first angels message calls the world to worship the
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creator
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let's go to the thirty angel's message
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which is the opposite
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it says in verse nine
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then third angel followed saying with a loud voice
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if anyone worships the beast
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and his image and receives his mark on his forehead or on is hand
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he himself shall also drink of the wine
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of the wrath of god
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let me ask you
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how many systems are there that will demand worship at the end of time two
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the creator
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and the beast
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so let me ask you in some sense
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will the beast be a counterfeit creator
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let me ask you why do we worship god
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because he's our creator and we are what
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creatures
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what's sign has he given us that
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he is the creator and we are creatures the sabbath
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so when we worship on the sabbath
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were recognizing and worshipping whom
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the creator is it just possible that the beast
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claims
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to have creative power
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and he also has a sign
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a sign of his authority
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that when we keep his sign
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we are recognizing him
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and we are worshipping him
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don't you think that people are just gonna kneel down and start worshiping an
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individual no
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worship
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is a far deeper and greater issue
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involves a creator and counterfeit creator it involves one sign verses
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another sign
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so i trust that well continue coming because we have great things that were gonna study
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in this seminar

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