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THE FOURTH ANGEL'S MESSAGE

By John Thiel

With full quoted bible texts.

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Contents
1. Another Movement..................................................................................................3

2. The Description of This Angel................................................................................16

3. The History of this Angel.........................................................................................27

4. The Final Scenes of the Revelation 18 Angel........................................................37

5. The Last Urgent Call to the Church Triumphant.....................................................48

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1. Another Movement

{EW 277.1} The work of this angel comes in at the right time to join in the last great
work of the third angel's message as it swells to a loud cry. And the people of God
are thus prepared to stand in the hour of temptation, which they are soon to meet. I
saw a great light resting upon them, and they united to fearlessly proclaim the third
angel's message.

To proclaim the third angel another angel came. We examine this other angel of
Revelation 18 to see it another movement. Another angel comes to give strength to
the third angel’s message.

The angels, first, second and third were actually movements that were proclaiming
this message. The three angels and the Revelation 18 are to be seen as exactly
what they are to represent.

The Seven Churches

Revelation 1:20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand,
and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven
churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

The seven churches are one church that has been passing through the different
periods of time. What is an angel?

Revelation 2:1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he
that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven
golden candlesticks;

Here is the first church period Ephesus. He is writing to the angel of that church
period. What do we identify as the angel of the church? When we talk of the angels
we are reading of this;

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Malachi 2:7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the
law at his mouth: for he [is] the messenger of the LORD of hosts.

The word angel what does it mean? Angel (Aggelos) is the Greek word for
messenger. God is speaking to the messengers, the priests who proclaim the
message to the people.

The angels of Revelation 14 are the ministry to the people.

The angels are represented as flying in the midst of heaven, proclaiming to the world
a message of warning, and having a direct bearing upon the people living in the last
days of this earth's history. No one hears the voice of these angels, for they are a
symbol to represent the people of God who are working in harmony with the universe
of heaven. {2SM 387.1}

This is a ministry that works in harmony with the universe of heaven. They are these
angels.

Men and women, enlightened by the Spirit of God and sanctified through the truth,
proclaim the three messages in their order. {2SM 387.1}

As we are studying the three angel’s messages we mustn’t forget we are studying
that which pertains to the people living in this period and they are the ministry living
in this message - men and women that work in harmony with the universe. If anyone
claims to be a minister of the Lord they must work in harmony with the three angel’s
messages.

Our study at this moment is to recognise the movements that we have been studying
in the past and also this movement of Revelation 18 as it’s another movement.
Observe the Revelation 18 angel;

Sardis

Revelation 3:1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith
he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that
thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

Here is the angel of the church of Sardis. In our study of the seven churches we
identified this is the period of 1798 to 1833. In this period the angel was the ministers
of the protestant churches because they had a name that they lived, but they are
dead. At this period of time form 1798 to 1833 the ministry of the protestant
organisations are identified.

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Philadelphia

Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things
saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth,
and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

From 1833 there was a ministry that was proclaiming this message. This angel is the
Advent movement of the first and second angel’s messages which was headed
particularly in America by William Miller. This message was not only proclaimed by
William miller but by others as well. This is the angel, the first angel’s message is
identified in the angel of Philadelphia.

A Great religious awakening under the proclamation of Christ's soon coming is


foretold in the prophecy of the first angel's message of Revelation 14. An angel is
seen flying "in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto
them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and
people." "With a loud voice" he proclaims the message: "Fear God, and give glory to
Him; for the hour of His judgment is come: and worship Him that made heaven, and
earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters." Verses 6, 7. {GC 355.1}

This was the great religious awakening under the first angel’s message.

Like the great Reformation of the sixteenth century, the advent movement appeared
in different countries of Christendom at the same time. In both Europe and America
men of faith and prayer were led to the study of the prophecies, and, tracing down
the inspired record, they saw convincing evidence that the end of all things was at
hand. In different lands there were isolated bodies of Christians who, solely by the
study of the Scriptures, arrived at the belief that the Saviour's advent was near. {GC
357.1}

This movement of study and awareness was happening across Europe and America
by people who were studying the prophecies.

In 1821, three years after Miller had arrived at his exposition of the prophecies
pointing to the time of the judgment, Dr. Joseph Wolff, "the missionary to the world,"
began to proclaim the Lord's soon coming. Wolff was born in Germany, of Hebrew
parentage, his father being a Jewish rabbi. While very young he was convinced of
the truth of the Christian religion {GC 357.2}

He proclaimed what William Miller proclaimed in America but all across Europe.

To William Miller and his colaborers it was given to preach the warning in America.
This country became the center of the great advent movement. It was here that the
prophecy of the first angel's message had its most direct fulfillment. The writings of
Miller and his associates were carried to distant lands. Wherever missionaries had
penetrated in all the world, were sent the glad tidings of Christ's speedy return. Far

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and wide spread the message of the everlasting gospel: "Fear God, and give glory to
Him; for the hour of His judgment is come." {GC 368.1}
We see the work of proclaiming the first angels message at the hand of these men of
God. The advent movement that was the first angel was at first regarded with favour.
As his work tended to build up the churches, it was for a time regarded with favor. .
{GC 376.1}

The angel of Sardis was responding to the angel of Philadelphia.

But as ministers and religious leaders decided against the advent doctrine and
desired to suppress all agitation of the subject, they not only opposed it from the
pulpit, but denied their members the privilege of attending preaching upon the
second advent, or even of speaking of their hope in the social meetings of the
church. Thus the believers found themselves in a position of great trial and
perplexity. They loved their churches and were loath to separate from them; but as
they saw the testimony of God's word suppressed and their right to investigate the
prophecies denied they felt that loyalty to God forbade them to submit. Those who
sought to shut out the testimony of God's word they could not regard as constituting
the church of Christ, "the pillar and ground of the truth." Hence they felt themselves
justified in separating from their former connection. In the summer of 1844 about fifty
thousand withdrew from the churches. {GC 376.1}

Here you have a historic demonstration of one angel ministry giving way to another
angel ministry. The angel of Sardis to the angel of Philadelphia. And the angel of
Philadelphia being the first angel people. We saw the first angel together with the
second angel or the 50,000 that left the churches recognised Babylon was the fallen.
They then moved on from there and found there was another angel.

After the period of 1833 to 1844, the disappointment, the expectation of Jesus
coming, ended up with a company of people.

The Angel of Laodicea

Revelation 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These
things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of
God;

Here is another angel being written to. Who is this angel? It is the third angel. The
angel that is identified as we studied in our previous series.

After Jesus opened the door of the most holy, the light of the Sabbath was seen, and
the people of God were tested, as the children of Israel were tested anciently, to see
if they would keep God's law. I saw the third angel pointing upward, showing the
disappointed ones the way to the holiest of the heavenly sanctuary. {EW 254.2}

Here is the account. 1844 passed, the people expected Jesus to come in 1844, and
they were disappointed. Now comes the third angel pointing to the heavenly
sanctuary, not to the earth.

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As they by faith enter the most holy, they find Jesus, and hope and joy spring up
anew. I saw them looking back, reviewing the past, from the proclamation of the
second advent of Jesus, down through their experience to the passing of the time in
1844. They see their disappointment explained, and joy and certainty again animate
them. The third angel has lighted up the past, the present, and the future, and they
know that God has indeed led them by His mysterious providence. {EW 254.2}

Here you see the movement of the third angel coming into focus. We now see the
picture of Jesus in the most holy place.

I saw the incense in the censer smoke as Jesus offered their confessions and
prayers to His Father. And as it ascended, a bright light rested upon Jesus and upon
the mercy seat; and the earnest, praying ones, who were troubled because they had
discovered themselves to be transgressors of God's law, were blessed, and their
countenances lighted up with hope and joy. {EW 256.1}

What did they discover? They discovered the Sabbath because in the first and
second message the Sabbath didn’t come into prominence but now in the third
angel, they see the Sabbath. They realised they had been breaking Gods law but
rejoiced because Jesus had been there to comfort them.

They joined in the work of the third angel and raised their voices to proclaim the
solemn warning. But few at first received it; yet the faithful continued with energy to
proclaim the message. Then I saw many embrace the message of the third angel
and unite their voices with those who had first given the warning, and they honored
God by observing His sanctified rest day. {EW 256.1}

Many who embraced the third message had not had an experience in the two former
messages. Satan understood this, and his evil eye was upon them to overthrow
them; but the third angel was pointing them to the most holy place, and those who
had had an experience in the past messages were pointing them the way to the
heavenly sanctuary. Many saw the perfect chain of truth in the angels' messages,
and gladly received them in their order, and followed Jesus by faith into the heavenly
sanctuary. These messages were represented to me as an anchor to the people of
God. Those who understand and receive them will be kept from being swept away
by the many delusions of Satan. {EW 256.2}

This is the work that characterises these angels, the chain of truth.

Here is a reason for us to understand the pure truth so that Satan cannot sweep
away his people. We need to have knowledge often a pure train of truth. That is the
characteristic of those who are the angel of the period of Laodicea the angel of the
third angel’s messages. The people of God who are proclaiming that. We are now
following the history through t other Revelation 18 angel. The condition of the people
who came out of the disappointment out of the third angel, what is written of these
people who were to represent the third angel’s message.

Revelation 3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert
cold or hot.

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3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee
out of my mouth.

In our research of the history of the movements, here we have from 1844, the third
angel coming into focus and the very people who proclaim this message, but as time
goes on, he tells them, I’m sorry you are meant to be full on for this message, it’s
such a serious message but you are neither cold nor hot. That is the message to the
angel that is here addressed - the movement of the third angel’s message and how
that movement of people became slack.

As I have of late looked around to find the humble followers of the meek and lowly
Jesus, my mind has been much exercised. Many who profess to be looking for the
speedy coming of Christ are becoming conformed to this world and seek more
earnestly the applause of those around them than the approbation of God. They are
cold and formal, like the nominal churches from which they but a short time since
separated. {EW 107.2}

In 1852, that message was already relevant. The angel, the movement that was to
proclaim the third angels message became neither cold nor hot. This is further
identified.

It is a solemn and terrible truth that many who have been zealous in proclaiming the
third angel's message are now becoming listless and indifferent! The line of
demarcation between worldlings and many professed Christians is almost
indistinguishable. Many who once were earnest Adventists are conforming to the
world--to its practices{8T 118.4}
And through lack of zeal for the promulgation of the third angel's message, many
others, while not apparently living in transgression, are nevertheless as verily lending
their influence on the side of Satan as are those who openly sin against God.
Multitudes are perishing; but how few are burdened for these souls! There is a
stupor, a paralysis, upon many of the people of God, which prevents them from
understanding the duty of the hour. {8T 119.1}

Listless Stupor

Here are a people who are supposed to be working in harmony with the universe,
they are meant to be the angel often third angel’s message but unfortunately they
are listless and indifferent and a stupor and paralysis is upon them. That is the
presentation of inspiration of these people.

We are in danger of giving the third angel's message in so indefinite a manner that it
does not impress the people. So many other interests are brought in that the very
message which should be proclaimed with power becomes tame and voiceless. At
our camp meetings a mistake has been made. The Sabbath question has been
touched upon, but has not been presented as the great test for this time. While the
churches profess to believe in Christ, they are violating the law which Christ Himself
proclaimed from Sinai. The Lord bids us: "Show My people their transgression, and

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the house of Jacob their sins.'' Isaiah 58:1. The trumpet is to give a certain sound.
{6T 60.1}

There demarcation between them and wordings is not vivid anymore. They are not
working in harmony with the universe of heaven. The very message they are meant
to be proclaiming with power is tame and voiceless. It is not being proclaimed in its
vivid impact. God therefore speaks to the people of this angel. He spoke to the angel
in the beginning of Laodicea and now he is speaking to the people with in this
movement.

The Any Man in Laodicea

Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice,
and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Notice there were people who were worldly in the church and other people that are
not living in transgression. Look, knock, knock, if any man open the door. I’m calling
on any individual who will respond. Anyone who will open the door to the knock of
Jesus. The experience will be fulfilled.

Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even
as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
3:22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

This is the invitation. Here is where the message comes to those who open the door.

The Lord in His great mercy sent a most precious message to His people through
Elders Waggoner and Jones. This message was to bring more prominently before
the world the uplifted Saviour, the sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. It
presented justification through faith in the Surety; it invited the people to receive the
righteousness of Christ, which is made manifest in obedience to all the
commandments of God. Many had lost sight of Jesus. They needed to have their
eyes directed to His divine person, His merits, and His changeless love for the
human family. All power is given into His hands, that He may dispense rich gifts unto
men, imparting the priceless gift of His own righteousness to the helpless human
agent. This is the message that God commanded to be given to the world. It is the
third angel's message, which is to be proclaimed with a loud voice, and attended
with the outpouring of His Spirit in a large measure. {TM 91.2}

Behold I stand at the door and knock. Within the church there were individuals
opening their heart they were messengers within Laodicea. As they opened their
hearts to Christ and his righteousness, to the one who is knocking at the door, they
proclaimed the message and what God commanded be proclaimed to the world.

The Revelation 18 Angel

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The call of Jesus if any man will open the door was being heeded in the experience
of the Laodicean ministry. There were some who opened their hearts to that. With
that opening of the heart, came the Revelation 18 angel. We see another angel
coming into focus in this history. Jesus says you are lukewarm but if anyone open
the door I will come into him and the message can be proclaimed with power.

Revelation 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven,
having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

The earth was lightened with his glory. Jesus says I am the light of the world. He
knocks on the heart of those who are in the third angel’s message.

The time of test is just upon us, for the loud cry of the third angel has already begun
in the Revelation of the righteousness of Christ, the sin-pardoning Redeemer. This is
the beginning of the light of the angel whose glory shall fill the whole earth (RH Nov.
22, 1892). {7BC 984.6}

The Message of Christ Our Righteousness

We are pursuing the movements to the Revelation 18 angel movement. Within the
ranks of the Laodicean people, Jesus is standing at the door knocking and if any
man opens the door, Jesus will come in. That is none other than what we have been
reading in the Waggoner and Jones message. It was the message of Christ our
righteousness.

The revelation of the righteousness of Christ, the sin-pardoning Redeemer, This is


the beginning of the light of the Revelation 18 angel

As this angel in the ministry of Waggoner and Jones messages came to the third
angel people, the Laodicean angel, what did they do with this Revelation 18 angel
message? This is just one description as there are many.

An unwillingness to yield up preconceived opinions, and to accept this truth, lay at


the foundation of a large share of the opposition manifested at Minneapolis against
the Lord's message through Brethren [E.J.] Waggoner and [A.T.] Jones. By exciting
that opposition Satan succeeded in shutting away from our people, in a great
measure, the special power of the Holy Spirit that God longed to impart to them.
{1SM 234.6}

They had become tame and voiceless and careless and now came this other angel
at the right time to give power and force to a message that was being stupefied. As
he comes to do this, what happens?

The enemy prevented them from obtaining that efficiency which might have been
theirs in carrying the truth to the world, as the apostles proclaimed it after the day of
Pentecost. The light that is to lighten the whole earth with its glory was resisted, and
by the action of our own brethren has been in a great degree kept away from the
world. {1SM 234.6}

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Another Movement

What happened again in history? The need of another movement because the
movement that was meant to be the third angel people rejected the light from
heaven. As they rejected it, this angel was being rejected. It could not continue to
work with the angel that rejected that angel. The forecast that this Revelation
portrays to us is frightening for this third angel people.

Men who are entrusted with weighty responsibilities, but who have no living
connection with God, have been and are doing despite to His Holy Spirit. They are
indulging the very same spirit as did Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, and as did the
Jews in the days of Christ. (See Matthew 12:22-29, 31-37.) Warnings have come
from God again and again for these men, but they have cast them aside and
ventured on in the same course. Read the words of Christ in Matthew 23:23: "Woe
unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! This prophecy was literally fulfilled by
the Jews in their treatment of Christ and of the messengers whom God sent to them.
Will men in these last days follow the example of those whom Christ condemned?
{TM 79.1}

These terrible predictions they have not as yet carried out to the full; but if God
spares their lives, and they nourish the same spirit that marked their course of action
both before and after the Minneapolis meeting, they will fill up to the full the deeds of
those whom Christ condemned when He was upon the earth. {TM 79.2}

The Minneapolis meetings were the meetings by Waggoner and Jones. The warning
and the forecast is that the people that were rejecting Waggoner and Jones
messages would be doing the same thing that the Jews did to Jesus.

The perils of the last days are upon us. Satan takes the control of every mind that is
not decidedly under the control of the Spirit of God. Some have been cultivating
hatred against the men whom God has commissioned to bear a special message to
the world. They began this satanic work at Minneapolis. Afterward, when they saw
and felt the demonstration of the Holy Spirit testifying that the message was of God,
they hated it the more, because it was a testimony against them. {TM 79.3}

Isn’t it interesting how human nature does that? If they oppose something and then
realise it was right, they dig their heels in more.

They would not humble their hearts to repent, to give God the glory, and vindicate
the right. They went on in their own spirit, filled with envy, jealousy, and evil
surmisings, as did the Jews. They opened their hearts to the enemy of God and
man. Yet these men have been holding positions of trust, and have been molding the
work after their own similitude, as far as they possibly could. . . . {TM 79.3}

History Repeated

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These were the leaders of the Adventist church that were opposing the work of
Jesus sin the message of Christ our righteousness. They were doing what the Jews
did to Jesus. They still had opportunity like the Jews before the stoning of Steven. So
these had opportunity. The terrible rejection by the SDA leaders has not been
experienced yet but if they reject Gods spirit they will fill up their cup. God still gave
them opportunity with the messages that were coming to them.

Those who cooperated with Waggoner and Jones, the Revelation 18 angel, this
ministry were being heavily opposed by the leaders of the church. As it was being so
heavily opposed, we come to 1903. What have they been doing up to 1903 as they
oppose this angel?

You can imagine how Ellen G White felt as these terrible battles were going on. She
wrote letter after letter to the leaders to respond to this work but they didn’t. In one of
the counsels of the General Conference where Sr white did not attend, she received
a message. After all this time she was waiting for the church to respond to the
Revelation 18 angel.

After I received word in regard to the excellent meeting of confession and unity that
had been held in Battle Creek I was writing in my diary and was about to record the
thankfulness I felt because a change had come, when my hand was arrested, and
there came to me the words: "Write it not. No change for the better has taken place.
Teachings that are turning souls from the truth are being presented as of great
worth. Doctrines are being taught that lead into bypaths and forbidden paths;
doctrines that lead men to act in harmony with their own inclinations and to work out
their unsanctified purposes; doctrines that, if received, would destroy the dignity and
power of God's people, obscuring the light that would otherwise come to them
through God's appointed agencies." {8T 231.2}

This is God speaking to her. She was about to write it and because the people would
respond to her writings, the angel held her hand. What I have read is exactly what
churns to my stomach in reference to any variation of the pure doctrines that God
has been given where they deviate a little. Here is God telling her that is what
happened in Adventist ranks. While it appeared they were submitting to it, wasn’t
going on at all.

According to the inspiration words there was no change. It was resistance to the
pure doctrines established under the three angel’s message. Therefore the inevitable
results of the rejection on that angel by the angel of Laodicea would be that there
would be a split in the organisation relationships of the Laodicean people.

This is portrayed;

"Be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh"
(Matthew 24:44). This is our message, the very message that the three angels flying
in the midst of heaven are proclaiming. The work to be done now is that of sounding
this last message of mercy to a fallen world. A new life is coming from heaven and
taking possession of all God's people. But divisions will come in the church. Two
parties will be developed. The wheat and tares grow up together for the harvest.
{2SM 113.3}

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The work will grow deeper and become more earnest to the very close of time. And
all who are laborers together with God will contend most earnestly for the faith once
delivered to the saints. They will not be turned from the present message, which is
already lightening the earth with its glory. {2SM 114.1}

Because the leadership was opposing and by 1903 nothing better had come about, it
creates two parties and as we go to the very end, the battle becomes more earnest
and the contention more earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints. The
Revelation 18 angel was already lightening the earth will become more intense as
time goes on. The battle between the true and the false. Two parties are developed
and that will continue to go to the very end.

This is what is to be expected. That there will be a company of people who will not
turn from the present message that was given to Waggoner and Jones and all its
ramifications that it will be lightening the earth with its glory. The challenge that E.G.
White gave back then is a challenge for us today.

Are You Among that People?

You must remember that this angel represents the people that have this message to
give to the world. Are you among that people? {RH, August 18, 1885 par. 14}

The angel of Revelation 3 spoke to the angel of the Laodicean church. They rejected
the Revelation 18 angel at the hand of Waggoner and Jones and the split in the
church took place. The ones who fight for the truth and the ones who continue as
Laodicean.

The challenge is that the Revelation 18 angel represents the people just like the first,
second and third angel. If they don’t give those messages anymore, it’s another
angel who gives the messages.

Are you among that people? That is the challenge. We hear that this angel is another
movement because the movement of the third angel repulsed him so it becomes a
separate company. Separate companies move on in this work and it becomes more
intense as we come closer to the end.

Of Babylon, at the time brought to view in this prophecy, it is declared: "Her sins
have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities." Revelation
18:5. She has filled up the measure of her guilt, and destruction is about to fall upon
her. But God still has a people in Babylon; and before the visitation of His judgments
these faithful ones must be called out, that they partake not of her sins and "receive
not of her plagues." Hence the movement symbolized by the angel coming down
from heaven, lightening the earth with his glory and crying mightily with a
strong voice, announcing the sins of Babylon. {GC 604.1}

These people are another movement now moving together in teamwork. As they
move forward they are identified as a movement. Just like the SDA church was a
movement, William and his associates were a movement and now they are a

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movement. The other angel opens his heart and lets Jesus in. That is a movement
that functions together.

This people move forward while the Seventh Day Adventist church leadership
rejected this message;

The end of all things is at hand. God is moving upon every mind that is open to
receive the impressions of his Holy Spirit. He is sending out messengers that they
may give the warning in every locality. God is testing the devotion of his churches
and their willingness to render obedience to the Spirit's guidance. Knowledge is to be
increased. The messengers of Heaven are to be seen running to and fro, seeking in
every possible way to warn the people of the coming judgments, and presenting the
glad tidings of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. The standard of
righteousness is to be exalted. The Spirit of God is moving upon men's hearts, and
those who respond to its influence will become lights in the world. Everywhere they
are seen going forth to communicate to others the light they have received as they
did after the descent of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. And as they let their
light shine, they receive more and more of the Spirit's power. The earth is lighted
with the glory of God. {RH, July 16, 1895 par. 10}

The angel lightens the earth with the glory of God is actually the people who are
responding to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. As they go forward from strength to
strength.

But O, sad picture! those who do not submit to the influence of the Holy Spirit soon
lose the blessings received when they acknowledged the truth as from Heaven. They
fall into a cold, spiritless formality; they lose their interest in perishing souls: they
have "left their first love." And Christ says unto them, "Remember therefore from
whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto
thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent."
He will take his Holy Spirit from the church, and give it to others who will appreciate
it. {RH, July 16, 1895 par. 11}

Here is the forecast from her time;

There is no greater evidence that those who have received great light do not
appreciate that light, than is given by their refusal to let their light shine upon those
who are in darkness, and devoting their time and energies in celebrating forms and
ceremonies. {RH, July 16, 1895 par. 12}

A church may continue as an organisation but be void of the spirit of God. To liven it
up they say we have to celebrate but it’s all empty and meaningless.
Thoughts of the inner work, the necessary purity of heart, are not entertained. The
absence of harmony with God becomes apparent. The light grows dim, goes out; the
candlestick has been removed. There is much exercising of man-made authority by
those to whom God has not given his wisdom because they did not feel the need of
the wisdom from above. {RH, July 16, 1895 par. 12}

What happens when there is no wisdom from above? There is manmade authority.
The message continues with the faithful, the Revelation 18 angel and the ongoing

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work which we will continue to study. This angel will shine and the whole earth will
be lit by his glory. We read it in Revelation 18:1 which is the parallel of Isaiah;

Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen
upon thee.
60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people:
but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
That is the Revelation 18 angel. The glory of God shall be seen on those who don’t
reject this message.

Over the next four studies, we will explore the detail and the light of the angel of
Revelation 18. Here we identify another movement and organisation because the
first organisation that had the privilege of receiving the Revelation 18 when Jesus
was knocking on the door, had the candle stick removed and they are no longer the
active agency and it is the faithful ones that continue as a people.

There comes another movement in terms of organisational acceptance in Gods


eyes.

Amen.

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2. The Description of This Angel

As we studied in our last study, Another Movement, we went into the detail of
scripture that identifies this angel as another movement. The angel is the ministry of
the church.

Malachi 2:7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the
law at his mouth: for he [is] the messenger of the LORD of hosts.
2:8 But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law;
ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.

The third angel was the angel of the church of Laodicea. Then comes another
movement.

Of Babylon, at the time brought to view in this prophecy, it is declared, “Her sins
have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.” [Revelation
18:5.] She has filled up the measure of her guilt, and destruction is about to fall upon
her. But God still has a people in Babylon; and before the visitation of his judgments,
these faithful ones must be called out, that they “partake not of her sins, and receive
not of her plagues.” Hence the movement symbolized by the angel coming down
from Heaven, lightening the earth with his glory, and crying mightily with a strong
voice, announcing the sins of Babylon. In connection with his message the call is
heard, “Come out of her, my people.” These announcements, uniting with the third
angel's message, constitute the final warning to be given to the inhabitants of the
earth. {GC88 604.1}

Here is a movement.

The question of most vital importance for this time is, "Who is on the Lord's side?
Who will unite with the angel in giving the message of truth to the world? {RH,
November 5, 1889 par. 12}

We need to unite with the movement, the angel that gives this message. This
movement came into being from;

A new life is coming from heaven and taking possession of all God's people. But
divisions will come in the church. Two parties will be developed. The wheat and tares
grow up together for the harvest. {2SM 113.3}

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The work will grow deeper and become more earnest to the very close of time. And
all who are laborers together with God will contend most earnestly for the faith once
delivered to the saints. They will not be turned from the present message, which is
already lightening the earth with its glory. {2SM 114.1}

Two parties are developed and it has to do with the message of the revelation 18
message under Waggoner and Jones presentations.

As it says in the prophetic picture, two parties develop as Waggoner and Jones
preached. The people who were intensely absorbed with the message as time went
on became more earnest and more intense and it caused a division - another
movement.

As trials thicken around us, both separation and unity will be seen in our ranks. {6T
400.3}

This is to be expected. This is very vividly portrayed.

Isaiah 8:12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all [them to] whom this people shall say, A
confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.

As people say lets come together, what should we be doing?

Isaiah 8:13 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and [let] him [be] your fear, and [let]
him [be] your dread.
8:14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of
offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of
Jerusalem.
8:15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared,
and be taken.
8:16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

In this scripture both houses of Israel in those times Israel had been split into two just
as we read there were divisions. Jesus is a stumbling block to both houses of Israel
but among his disciples the true law is identified. Ellen White refers to this scripture;

In this representation of the prophet, we see that Satan is at work not only with
worldlings, who have not the fear and love of God before them, but also with those
who profess faith in Christ. Here are plainly represented two distinct parties, formed
from a company that was once united. The members of one of these parties are in
resistance to the will of God. They have taken themselves from the side of the loyal
and true, and are now resisting the warnings of the Spirit of God. To the obedient the
Lord will be "for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offense to
both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem."
{RH, July 18, 1907 par. 7}

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Scripture and amplification from the Spirit of Prophecy that two parties are
developed. One company that once were united with the other has now split into two
distinct parties. One party is in resistance to God. They have taken sides.

It is to the obedient that the Lord will be for a sanctuary. Here is introduced the
character or the description that comes into existence. The loyal and true or the
obedient.

This movement is the loyal and true - the obedient. We examine the full detail of the
character of this angel.

Revelation 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven,
having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

This angel has great power. What kind of power is here described? Is it powerful
preaching? Is it big powerful public ostentatious gatherings? This is the way it is
often read and understood. Recall that it is a company that has developed as it is
written in Amos. It is to do with the remnant people of God.

Amos 5:1 Hear ye this word which I take up against you, [even] a lamentation, O
house of Israel.
5:2 The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken upon her
land; [there is] none to raise her up.
5:3 For thus saith the Lord God; The city that went out [by] a thousand shall leave
an hundred, and that which went forth [by] an hundred shall leave ten, to the house
of Israel.

The faithful, loyal and true, as we read. The others have taken themselves away
from the loyal and true. It will only be to the obedient he will be as a sanctuary.
They went forth as a great number but only a small amount are left.

Zephaniah 3:12 I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and
they shall trust in the name of the LORD.
3:13 The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a
deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none
shall make [them] afraid.

This movement cannot be identified as a big ostentatious movement that has these
big public addresses and powerful preaching. This is not what is in this prophetic
preaching. As we look at this angel, what can this small insignificant people display
by power? Zechariah has a vision and he doesn’t understand what it means.

Zechariah 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This [is] the word of
the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit,
saith the LORD of hosts.
4:7 Who [art] thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel [thou shalt become] a
plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone [thereof with] shoutings, [crying], Grace,
grace unto it.

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Here is the power that God regards as impactful. It is not by might nor by power.
Not by big public presentation and people saying wow, look at the people and power.
Not by that power but by my spirit saith the Lord. That is what the angel of
Revelation 18 states.

It is the Holy Spirit. The teacher of righteousness according to righteousness that


applies the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is the power of the preaching of the gospel.
The power is nothing else than the power of the gospel. Prophecy doesn’t allow for
a big impact by a lot of people. It is a small people.

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God
unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is
written, The just shall live by faith.

What is described in the description of this angel? A poor and afflicted people. It is
the power of God. Where? In the gospel they carry. The gospel of Christ is the
power of God unto salvation. It is the power of God in a period of time where the
majority of people are ignorant of the power of God.

2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud,
blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3:5 Having a form of Godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

The Revelation 18 angel is a people who do not deny the power of God in their
spirituality. They are the opposite to what the others are doing. They are turning
away from them. They will not merely have a form of Godliness, but they have a
power of Godliness, a power unto salvation.

1 Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness;
but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

People who expect this angel to display a power that they can understand when it
comes in all its power is foolishness to them. This angel comes with the living power
of the gospel.

1 Corinthians 2:3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much
trembling.
2:4 And my speech and my preaching [was] not with enticing words of man's
wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Was this a big upfront man? No big public oratory. Having read all those
statements, we can see that this is a true representation of the gospel as it was once
presented in the early Christian church. This is the manner of the preaching of this
movement.

Revelation 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven,
having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

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All the earth was lightened with his glory, this movement has glory. What is that
glory? The shallow reader will say power and glory, external display. Is that what
this is talking about? Remember what the first angel’s message was? Fear God
and give him the glory.

Now that we have arrived at the Revelation 18 angel, we have finally got a people
who have been separated as it gets more intense to the end. We come across a
people who are actually giving God the glory. They have beheld the glory of God in
the three angel’s messages. They have observed the beautiful truths and seen
Gods character. The glory he sheds abroad is the glory that God showed to Moses.

Exodus 34:6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The
LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and
truth,
34:7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and
that will by no means clear [the guilty]; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the
children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth
[generation].

In our study of the third angel we saw what that meant. That Gods glory was even in
the destruction of the wicked. The description of this people have been beholding all
this. As they behold 2 Corinthians what happens to them?

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the
Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, [even] as by the Spirit of
the Lord.

The power of the Holy Spirit that changes the character is conveying the beautiful
glory of God to them. As they behold the glory of God, they are changed into the
same glory. This angel’s presentation to the world is the glory of God in that angel
because they have beheld the glory of God.

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath
shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the
face of Jesus Christ.

Here is a people of who we have been reading to this very moment through the
gospel and through the messages of the angel that the people of God have beheld
the glory so much that the light shining in their hearts is totally within them. That is
the angel whose glory fills the whole earth. These came out of Laodicea, out of the
third angel movement.

Revelation 3:20 behold I stand at the door and knock.

Whoever opens the door I will come in unto him and will sup with him. These are the
people who open the hearts door in the third angel’s message and go forth in the
power of the revelation 18 angel. They are supping with Christ and they are
permitting his glory to reflect in them.

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Here Jesus makes it very plain that this is what he wanted his church to reflect.

Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick;
and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and
glorify your Father which is in heaven.

The people who are supping with Christ respond to him as he says let your light now
shine as I have shone into your hearts.

Philippians 2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without
rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as
lights in the world;

God who shines the light out of darkness shines in our hearts and those who permit
the glory of God to shine in their dark heart, now become lights. It is because the
glory of God becomes part of these people. They are blameless, harmless, sons of
God, without rebuke. They dwell in the midst of a perverse nation among whom they
will shine as lights in the world. This angel is the movement of people who have
pursued this until finally the call comes upon them;

Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen
upon thee.
60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the
people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

These realities are available to those who open their hearts to this. By this means, a
people who are set up on a hill amongst the darkness, the glory of the gospel is
manifested upon them, the whole earth is going to be covered with this glory.

Habakkuk 2:14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the
LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

He shines into the heart, the glory, the knowledge of Jesus Christ. The whole earth
is going to be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover
the sea. As these people, these Revelation 18 people stand on a hilltop in contrast
to the rest, the whole earth is going to be covered with the knowledge of this glory.

Numbers 14:21 But [as] truly [as] I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of
the LORD.

The whole earth is going to know of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the
earth. It is going to be spread abroad in the darkness that exists. God cannot glorify
His name through His people while they are leaning upon man and making flesh
their arm.

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Let humanity stand back, that all may behold Him in whom their hopes of eternal life
are centered. Let every voice proclaim with John: 'Behold the Lamb of God, which
taketh away the sin of the world. {5T 729.1}

To souls that are earnestly seeking for light and that accept with gladness every ray
of divine illumination from His holy word, to such alone light will be given. It is
through these souls that God will reveal that light and power which will lighten the
whole earth with His glory. {5T 729.2}

Isn’t that a perfect summarisation of everything we have looked at? It is through


these people. I like the way that God doesn’t leave any stone of understanding
unturned. This glory must be manifested among the community of this movement.

Then, as in the world before the Flood, iniquity will prevail. Following the promptings
of their corrupt hearts and the teachings of a deceptive philosophy, men will rebel
against the authority of Heaven. But like Enoch, God's people will seek for purity of
heart and conformity to His will, until they shall reflect the likeness of Christ. Like
Enoch, they will warn the world of the Lord's second coming and of the judgments to
be visited upon transgression, and by their holy conversation and example they will
condemn the sins of the ungodly. {PP 88.3}

How will they condemn the sins? By lashing out? No - by their holy conversation.

As Enoch was translated to heaven before the destruction of the world by water, so
the living righteous will be translated from the earth before its destruction by fire.
{PP 88.3}

These people are the movement of the Revelation 18 angel. These people will shine
condemning the wicked and shining the glory of God across the planet. This people
have a beautiful unity of love manifested there.

The love of Christ, the love of our brethren, will testify to the world that we have been
with Jesus and learned of Him. Then will the message of the third angel swell to a
loud cry, and the whole earth will be lightened with the glory of the Lord. {6T 401.1}

When that happened with Enoch, when Jesus himself was on this planet and
all the glory of God was shining as it is to shine in these people, this small
number of people that the whole earth will know about, how will it be
accepted?

John 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it
not.

All the earth is covered with the brightness but as the darkness sees it, it
comprehends it not.

John 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world
knew him not.

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1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

Is this going to be any different? We see the problem.

In this our day, as in Christ's day, there will be a misreading and misinterpreting of
the Scriptures. If the Jews had studied the Scriptures with earnest, prayerful, humble
hearts, their searching would have been rewarded with a true knowledge of the time,
and not only the time, but also the manner of Christ's first appearing. They would not
have ascribed the glories of the second appearing of Christ to His first advent. They
had the testimony of Daniel; they had the testimony of Isaiah and other prophets;
they had the teaching of Moses; and here was Christ Himself in their midst, and still
they were searching the Scriptures for evidence in regard to His coming. They were
doing to Christ, at the same time, the very things that it had been prophesied they
would do. They were so blinded that they knew not the time of His visitation, or what
they were doing. Thus they were fulfilling the Scripture. {UL 368.3}

Many are doing the same thing today . . . because they have not had
experience in the testing message comprehended in the first, second, and
third angels' messages. There are those who are searching the Scriptures for
proof that these messages are still in the future. They gather together the
truthfulness of the messages, but they fail to give them their proper place in
prophetic history. Therefore such are in danger of misleading the people in
regard to locating the messages. They do not see and understand the time of
the end, or when to locate the messages. . . .The watchman is to know the time
of the night. Everything is now clothed with a solemnity that all who believe
the truth should feel and sense. . . . All the little things of life are but a mote
now. Those that pertain to eternity are of great consequence.--Manuscript 41a,
Dec. 20, 1896, untitled manuscript. {UL 368.4}

This is where we are living now. This is the problem as the powerful realities are
shining through Gods people but he darkness comprehended it not. Here is the
most powerful outline of this. The comparisons made in each successive generation
is so vivid in each point you can’t miss it.

God tested the world when he sent, through Noah, a message to the antediluvians.
He sent warning after warning that the world would be destroyed by the waters of the
flood; but the wise men of the age despised the message, and showed contempt for
God's messenger. They had so far separated themselves from God that they trusted
to the imaginations of their own hearts, and cared not to know the will of God. But
the unbelief of great and intelligent men did not prevent the fulfillment of God's
pronounced judgments. The judgments came as God had declared by the word of
his prophets that they would come. Only faithful Noah and his family entered into the
ark, and were saved when the deluge engulfed the world. The days of Noah are
pointed to as an illustration of the unbelief that will prevail at the end of the world.
{RH, November 5, 1889 par. 2}

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At a time when this powerful angel and the glory of this angel covers the world, how
will it be received? As in the days of Noah.

If a similar condition of things is to exist in our day, we should be intelligent


concerning it, and have sanctified judgment, that we may not take a course like the
course of those who perished in the flood. We should be so instructed that we will
not follow a multitude to do evil. God has sent reproofs and warnings that men might
repent of their transgressions, and forsake the evil of their ways, and so escape his
threatened judgments. {RH, November 5, 1889 par. 3}

It goes through to Jerusalem.

We are living in the last days, and the generation that is to witness the final
destruction has not been left without warning of the hastening judgments of God.
Says the apostle, "I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power;
and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice,
saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, {RH, November 5, 1889 par. 7}

But this gracious message will be as generally rejected by the professed Christian
world, as was the message of the Messiah by the Jewish nation. Only a few will
receive the testimony of truth, for every influence that Satan can bring to bear
against the reception of the truth of God will be employed. In these last days the
agency of the evil one will be hidden under a cloak of Godliness, so that if it were
possible even the very elect would be deceived. The word of God declares that
Satan will work "with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all
deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish." {RH, November 5, 1889
par. 9}

What will the world do? The few people that will be standing so that everyone will
know about it will be rejected as Jesus was. Why? Satan has managed to cloak
religion with his befogged presentations and the people will see the glory of God as
no glory at al. That is the angel and the way the angel will be received.

Revelation 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great
is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul
spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

What did we read in Patriarchs and Prophets? About the strong impact of these
people like in the days of Enoch?

Like Enoch, they will warn the world of the Lord's second coming and of the
judgments to be visited upon transgression, and by their holy conversation and
example they will condemn the sins of the ungodly. {PP 88.3}

That is the method and the characteristic of this people. They will not be doing like
so many of the ministers that were preaching in the good old days, the fire and
brimstone where they were really attacking people, no they will be giving warnings.

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The power of this people is their love and unity and their stringent obedience to all of
Gods ways. A mighty cry and the cry is the power of their example. In other words,
your actions speak louder than your words. They will clearly display righteousness
in contrast to sin.

Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people
their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

How can you show them? Can you show them by telling them this is what you are
doing? How can you show them? By a display of Gods purity and righteousness in
contrast to sin. It is like a bombshell when people want you to do something in
contrast to Gods ways, they get wild.

Ezekiel 9:4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through
the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and
that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

In the midst of Jerusalem, the church. Here is a loud cry. They sigh and cry and
separate themselves from the corruptions that are going on. By their practise they
are sounding the loud cry.

The people of God are sighing and crying for the abominations done in the land.
With tears they warn the wicked of their danger in trampling upon the divine law, and
with unutterable sorrow they humble themselves before the Lord on account of their
own transgressions. The wicked mock their sorrow, ridicule their solemn appeals,
and sneer at what they term their weakness. But the anguish and humiliation of
God's people is unmistakable evidence that they are regaining the strength and
nobility of character lost in consequence of sin. It is because they are drawing nearer
to Christ, and their eyes are fixed upon His perfect purity, that they so clearly discern
the exceeding sinfulness of sin. Their contrition and self-abasement are infinitely
more acceptable in the sight of God than is the self-sufficient, haughty spirit of those
who see no cause to lament, who scorn the humility of Christ, and who claim
perfection while transgressing God's holy law. Meekness and lowliness of heart are
the conditions for strength and victory. The crown of glory awaits those who bow at
the foot of the cross. Blessed are these mourners, for they shall be comforted. {5T
474.4}

They are sighing and crying and with tears warning the wicked of their danger. This
is cry aloud, spare not. Here is a description of these people in their powerful
message.

The little company who are standing in the light will be sighing and crying for the
abominations that are done in the land. But more especially will their prayers arise in
behalf of the church because its members are doing after the manner of the world.
{5T 209.3}

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The earnest prayers of this faithful few will not be in vain. When the Lord comes
forth as an avenger, He will also come as a protector of all those who have
preserved the faith {5T 210.1}

These sighing, crying ones had been holding forth the words of life; they had
reproved, counseled, and entreated. Some who had been dishonoring God repented
and humbled their hearts before Him. But the glory of the Lord had departed from
Israel; although many still continued the forms of religion, His power and presence
were lacking. {5T 210.2}

They mourn before God to see religion despised in the very homes of those who
have had great light. They lament and afflict their souls because pride, avarice,
selfishness, and deception of almost every kind are in the church. The Spirit of God,
which prompts to reproof, is trampled underfoot, while the servants of Satan triumph.
God is dishonored, the truth made of none effect. {5T 210.3}

This is all part of this people who are the angel, this movement. These are the
people who will shed abroad the glory of God, who will cry aloud and spare not.
There is their description, and their characteristic. These people are finally itemised
in Revelation 14:12. They have been affected by the three angel’s messages, they
go forth and are the acceptable people as in the days of Noah.

Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the
commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Here we have a fairly concise representation of these people. As we have examined


the characteristic of this people, in our next study we will research the actual history
of this angel. Where he started and where he will conclude. The fourth study will be
the final scenes of this angel and then the last urgent call of this angel.

Amen.

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3. The History of this Angel

We are studying the history of the fourth angel and when it came into existence. In
our last study we studied the description or character of this angel. That character of
people we now want to look at and where these people arose. In search of this
character, we see how they join the third angel’s message as an historic event.

Revelation 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven,
having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is
fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a
cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

The power and characteristic of these people announce and give the power of the
message.

1 Corinthians 2:3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much
trembling.

2:4 And my speech and my preaching [was] not with enticing words of man's
wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

These people are a poor and afflicted people. They are small in number. They have
not much impact in the world by ways of mans expectation. The power that this
angel comes with is someone who is weak, fearful, and trembling but the
presentation is not with enticing words but with wisdom. It is a demonstration of the
spirit and power. It will not be the wisdom of men but the power of God. This angel
gives the final display of that calibre. The earth was lightened with his glory.

Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen
upon thee.

60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the
people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

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Here are a people who have no glory of their own. The glory is that of the lord which
enlightens their life. It is the character of God.

Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.

5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick;
and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and
glorify your Father which is in heaven.

It’s the works that is the light. Not just the glory of mans ability. It is the faithfulness
of practise in Gods works. There is the power of God, the glory which is the
character of God in practise.

Revelation 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great
is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul
spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people
their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

At the time when the danger and depression of the church are greatest, the little
company who are standing in the light will be sighing and crying for the abominations
that are done in the land. But more especially will their prayers arise in behalf of the
church because its members are doing after the manner of the world. {5T 209.3}

The crying these ones are doing is looked upon with ridicule by the ones they are
addressing. In this angel coming to the world like this, when the earth is lightened
with the glory of the angel of Revelation 18, the religious elements good and evil will
awake from slumber.

The powers of evil will not yield up the conflict without a struggle. But Providence has
a part to act in the battle of Armageddon. When the earth is lighted with the glory of
the angel of Revelation eighteen, the religious elements, good and evil, will
awake from slumber, and the armies of the living God will take the field.--7BC
983 (1899). {LDE 251.3}

As these people powerfully move forward and are noted, the religious elements both
good and evil wake up. There are a lot of people that are good people around us
who are in a slumbering state. That is what we read of the parable of the ten virgins.
The good people are woken up and the wicked also. We explore the rising of this
movement in history how this stirred up the evil and the good and is continuing to do
so even now.

The time of test is just upon us, for the loud cry of the third angel has already
begun in the revelation of the righteousness of Christ, the sin-pardoning

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Redeemer. This is the beginning of the light of the angel whose glory shall fill
the whole earth (RH Nov. 22, 1892). {7BC 984.6}

That statement was written in 1892. As we are looking at the history, here is an
inspired statement that says the angel of Revelation 18 has already begun back
there. This is where we pick up the history. We can see that it opens up the history
of this angel. He has already begun. When the presentation of the righteousness of
Christ took place, it was his glory that shall fill the whole earth from 1892 when that
was written. What is meant with the rising of the angel at the presentation of the
righteousness of Christ the sin pardoning redeemer?

The Lord in His great mercy sent a most precious message to His people through
Elders Waggoner and Jones. This message was to bring more prominently before
the world the uplifted Saviour, the sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. It
presented justification through faith in the Surety; it invited the people to receive the
righteousness of Christ, which is made manifest in obedience to all the
commandments of God. This is the message that God commanded to be given
to the world. It is the third angel's message, which is to be proclaimed with a
loud voice, and attended with the outpouring of His Spirit in a large measure.
{TM 91.2}

Elders Waggoner and Jones bought a message of righteousness by faith to the


people in 1888. We observe that this angel of revelation 18 in history commenced
here.

The time of test is just upon us, for the loud cry of the third angel has already begun
in the revelation of the righteousness of Christ, the sin-pardoning Redeemer. This is
the beginning of the light of the angel whose glory shall fill the whole earth
(RH Nov. 22, 1892). {7BC 984.6}

This is directly identified as the beginning of the Revelation 18 angel. As it was


proclaimed by Waggoner and Jones, it is of significance to read of Waggoner himself
from the book Glad Tidings;

The Christian thinks of any other man—English, German, French, Russian, Turk, Chinese, or African
—simply as a man and therefore a possible heir of God through Christ. If that other man, no matter
what his race or nation, be also a Christian, then the bond becomes mutual and therefore still
stronger. "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor
female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus."

It is for this reason that it is impossible for a Christian to engage in war. He knows no distinction of
nationality, but regards all men as his brothers. The life of Christ is his life, for he is one with Christ. It
would be as impossible for him to fight as it would be for Christ to have seized a sword and fought in
self-defense when the Roman soldiers came for Him. And two Christians can no more fight against
each other than Christ can fight against Himself.” Glad Tidings.

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Here is a vivid appreciation of the message of this Revelation 1888 angel
commencing with the presentation of Waggoner and Jones in the 1888 conference.
This ingredient of righteousness by faith included how Christians would relate to war.
As we saw in the previous studies, as in the days of Noah, the message was not
received. This also is how the message of the Revelation 18 angel is received. It is
not accepted by the majority.

Men who are entrusted with weighty responsibilities, but who have no living
connection with God, have been and are doing despite to His Holy Spirit. They are
indulging the very same spirit as did Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, and as did the
Jews in the days of Christ. (See Matthew 12:22-29, 31-37.) Warnings have come
from God again and again for these men, but they have cast them aside and
ventured on in the same course. {TM 78.2}

Read the words of Christ in Matthew 23:23: "Woe unto you, scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites!

"Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some
of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your
synagogues, and persecute them from city to city." This prophecy was literally
fulfilled by the Jews in their treatment of Christ and of the messengers whom God
sent to them. Will men in these last days follow the example of those whom Christ
condemned? {TM 79.1}

These terrible predictions they have not as yet carried out to the full; but if God
spares their lives, and they nourish the same spirit that marked their course of action
both before and after the Minneapolis meeting, they will fill up to the full the deeds of
those whom Christ condemned when He was upon the earth. {TM 79.2}

The perils of the last days are upon us. Satan takes the control of every mind that
is not decidedly under the control of the Spirit of God. Some have been cultivating
hatred against the men whom God has commissioned to bear a special message to
the world. They began this satanic work at Minneapolis. Afterward, when they saw
and felt the demonstration of the Holy Spirit testifying that the message was of God,
they hated it the more, because it was a testimony against them. They would not
humble their hearts to repent, to give God the glory, and vindicate the right. They
went on in their own spirit, filled with envy, jealousy, and evil surmisings, as did the
Jews. They opened their hearts to the enemy of God and man. Yet these men have
been holding positions of trust, and have been molding the work after their own
similitude, as far as they possibly could. . . . {TM 79.3}

Here is a simple account of the rejection of this message by Waggoner and Jones.

An unwillingness to yield up preconceived opinions, and to accept this truth, lay at


the foundation of a large share of the opposition manifested at Minneapolis against
the Lord's message through Brethren [E.J.] Waggoner and [A.T.] Jones. By exciting

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that opposition Satan succeeded in shutting away from our people, in a great
measure, the special power of the Holy Spirit that God longed to impart to them. The
enemy prevented them from obtaining that efficiency which might have been theirs in
carrying the truth to the world, as the apostles proclaimed it after the day of
Pentecost. The light that is to lighten the whole earth with its glory was resisted, and
by the action of our own brethren has been in a great degree kept away from the
world. {1SM 234.6}

This is the sad reality of resisting the very message of this Revelation 18 angel. We
look at the history some more in going from 1888 through to 1903. As the intensity
of the call to the Seventh Day Adventist church came from God, we note the rise of
this intensity.

God calls for a spiritual revival and a spiritual reformation. Unless this takes place,
those who are lukewarm will continue to grow more abhorrent to the Lord, until He
will refuse to acknowledge them as His children. {1SM 127.3}

A revival and a reformation must take place, under the ministration of the Holy
Spirit. Revival and reformation are two different things. Revival signifies a renewal of
spiritual life, a quickening of the powers of mind and heart, a resurrection from
spiritual death. Reformation signifies a reorganization, a change in ideas and
theories, habits and practices. {1SM 128.1}

Here was the call, it was needed. A revival and reformation.

The intensity of the call grew and there was more and more appeal to the church.
By the time we come to 1903 we see this sad comment. E G White who was
intensely yearning for the organisation to pick up this message so it could be spread,
she was waiting to hear it but wrote this;

After I received word in regard to the excellent meeting of confession and unity that
had been held in Battle Creek I was writing in my diary and was about to record the
thankfulness I felt because a change had come, when my hand was arrested, and
there came to me the words: "Write it not. No change for the better has taken place.
Teachings that are turning souls from the truth are being presented as of great
worth. Doctrines are being taught that lead into bypaths and forbidden paths;
doctrines that lead men to act in harmony wnith their own inclinations and to work
out their unsanctified purposes; doctrines that, if received, would destroy the dignity
and power of God's people, obscuring the light that would otherwise come to them
through God's appointed agencies." {8T 231.2}

Here is this sad comment upon the reality of what transpired as God saw that no
change for the better had taken place as much as people were thinking hooray we
are getting somewhere now. We look at more historic detail as we get the full picture
of this angel as he continues to develop.

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As the people of the fourth angel launched out in 1888, there was this opposing
segment within the church organisation and here in this quote is the picture that
develops in the historic development from 1888 through to 1903 and what happens
to the people as some take it and some reject it.

This is our message, the very message that the three angels flying in the midst of
heaven are proclaiming. The work to be done now is that of sounding this last
message of mercy to a fallen world. A new life is coming from heaven and taking
possession of all God's people. But divisions will come in the church. Two parties will
be developed. The wheat and tares grow up together for the harvest. {2SM 113.3}

The work will grow deeper and become more earnest to the very close of time
{2SM 114.1}

A new life was coming from heaven is what the Revelation 18 angel was all about.
However two parties will be developed. This is the visionary unravelling of this
predicament that the history of this angel is finding himself in. The splitting up and
divisions within the church is quantified.

It is a solemn statement that I make to the church, that not one in twenty whose
names are registered upon the church books are prepared to close their earthly
history, and would be as verily without God and without hope in the world as the
common sinner. They are professedly serving God, but they are more earnestly
serving mammon. Living as sinners, claiming to be Christians! Those who claim
to be Christians and will confess Christ should come out from among them
and touch not the unclean thing, and be separate. . . . {ChS 41.1}

It is a solemn statement made to the church here. As you look at the percentage of
this, not five percent. Very interesting qualification as we go on we will see
something interesting in reference to this. There is a simultaneous awakening call
that those who are faithful are called upon to separate and touch not those that are
making a mere profession. The historic development becomes very vivid and very
clear.

Soon God's people will be tested by fiery trials, and the great proportion of those
who now appear to be genuine and true will prove to be base metal. Instead of being
strengthened and confirmed by opposition, threats, and abuse, they will cowardly
take the side of the opposers. {5T 136.1}

To stand in defense of truth and righteousness when the majority forsake us, to fight
the battles of the Lord when champions are few--this will be our test. {5T 136.2}

Here is a forecasting prophecy that identifies that the friction within the church of the
faithful verses the unfaithful is not five percent. We observe what transpires. In the
year 1913 we observe a very powerful call once more. This is a testimony to the GC
in session;

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Men of clear understanding are needed now. God calls upon those who are willing to
be controlled by the Holy Spirit to lead out in a work of thorough reformation. I see a
crisis before us, and the Lord calls for His laborers to come into line. Every soul
should now stand in a position of deeper, truer consecration to God than during the
years that have passed. . . . {TM 514.3}

I have been deeply impressed by scenes that have recently passed before me in
the night season. There seemed to be a great movement--a work of revival-- going
forward in many places. Our people were moving into line, responding to God's call.
{TM 515.1}

There is given a forecast in 1913, I see a crisis before us. What did we read in 5T?
Fiery trials will come and separate Gods people. She sees a people moving into
line. What is the crisis, this fiery trial that was looming up before them in 1913?

The call to those who were of this angel was to move forward. Those who were so
filled with the appreciation of Christ and his righteousness relative to what Waggoner
expressed that they would never participate in war.

What happened after this call of 1913? When did the First World War commence?
1914. A fiery trial. We observe what transpired there in 1914 that tested the church
so severely. Here is the historic detail of 1914. This was written in a circular The
Hamburg paper 1914 by the European division secretary.

“To our dear brethren and sisters greetings with Psalm 23. In this earnest and
terrible time into which Europe has fallen, we desire to request the following of you.
As followers of Christ we should be obedient to the services of our land.

1 Peter 2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake:
whether it be to the king, as supreme;

2:14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of
evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

2:17 Honour all [men]. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

We should do our military duty joyfully whilst we are in service or being called to
serve so that the officers in charge so that the officers in charge will find us true and
valiant soldiers who are ready to die for their homes, army and father land. Our
destiny is in Gods hand. Should we lose our life whilst in conflict, let us remember
that our life is hid with Christ in God.” The Hamburg Circular paper 1914.

How does that sound? Is that in harmony with what Waggoner taught that the
Christian should not engage in war?

“The life of Christ is his life, for he is one with Christ. It would be as impossible for him to fight as it
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for Him. And two Christians can no more fight against each other than Christ can fight against
Himself.” Glad Tidings.

If that was part of the ingredient of the righteousness by faith message, what is
revealed here by the SDA church in Europe? They are flatly displaying they are not
in harmony with the Revelation 18 angel.

“At the beginning of the war our organisation divided into two parts. Whilst 98
percent of our members stepped out, after searching the Bible, on the ground that it
was our conscientious duty to defend the ‘Fatherland’ with weapons, and that also
on the Sabbath; and this decided position from the united leaders was at once
forwarded to the war department; 2 percent however, did not submit themselves to
this decision of the leaders, and therefore had to be disfellowshipped because of
their anti-Christian conduct.” German Newspaper ‘Dresden Neveste Nachrichtent –
April 12th 1918 page 3
What did we read in E G White? Not one in twenty. Not five percent. What did they
say? Only 2% were faithful for not going to war. In the German Cologne paper a
public observation;

“Since the beginning of the war there has been a division among the Adventist
people. During the duration of the war the majority wanted to see the fundamental
teachings set aside, by force if necessary. The others asked that the sanctification
of Saturday (Sabbath) be allowed them, even in these times of stress. The
opposing faction finally brought about the disfellowshippment from the
organisation of the followers of the original principals of their faith.” Public
Observation – German Paper – Koelnich Zeitung September 21, 1915.

Here is the sad story. Here is the history of the Revelation 18 angel, that movement
of people that commenced within the organisation of the SDA church under
Waggoner and Jones messages. As they went forward they were finally caused to
fall apart. Here was the division on the principal of Gods commandments in the war.

The call to this angel to move forward was foreshadowed in the quote from EG White
to the General Conference. We have a repeat of the constant history of the past
where Christians have had to leave the church of their fathers as we see portrayed in
this story.

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As the light and life of men was rejected by the ecclesiastical authorities in the days
of Christ, so it has been rejected in every succeeding generation. Again and again
the history of Christ's withdrawal from Judea has been repeated. When the
Reformers preached the word of God, they had no thought of separating themselves
from the established church; but the religious leaders would not tolerate the light,
and those that bore it were forced to seek another class, who were longing for the
truth. In our day few of the professed followers of the Reformers are actuated by
their spirit. Few are listening for the voice of God, and ready to accept truth in
whatever guise it may be presented. Often those who follow in the steps of the
Reformers are forced to turn away from the churches they love, in order to declare
the plain teaching of the word of God. And many times those who are seeking for
light are by the same teaching obliged to leave the church of their fathers, that they
may render obedience. {DA 232.2}

What a repetitious event took place in the period of the first world war? What has
transpired over the last 84 years from 1914? This poor afflicted people that we had
studied that arise out of every succeeding generation, a poor people. We now notice
a verbal expression of EG White that she saw. This is a quote that was written by
the witnesses that stood by her when she said this;

“Sister White told us as we three stood on the railroad depot platform, that a terrible
storm of persecution was coming just like a windstorm that blew down every
standing object. There was not a Seventh Day Adventist to be seen, they like the
disciples forsook Christ and Fled; all who sought positions were never seen any
more. After the storm there was a calm, then the Adventists arose like a flock of
sheep, but were without shepherds. They all united in earnest prayer for help and
wisdom, and the Lord answered by helping them to choose leaders among them
who had never sought positions before. They prayed earnestly for the aid of the
Holy Spirit which was poured out upon them making them fully ready for service.
They then went forth, fair as the moon, clear as the sun and terrible as an army with
banners, to give the message to all the world. I was astonished and asked if that
applied to Loma Linda as were looking that way. Sister White replied to my question
by stating that it applied to the entire denominational world. It stunned me that I did
not ask any more questions.” Signed by Will Ross, Elman Johnson & McEntefer.

Here is the picture of what transpires since the first world war. These people arise
without leaders and they become active to choose leaders among themselves again.
They reorganise the call to move on and they were brought into public worldwide
notice.

Now we seem to be unnoticed, but this will not always be. Movements are at work to
bring us to the front, and if our theories of truth can be picked to pieces by historians
or the world's greatest men, it will be done. {Ev 69.1}

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Movements are at work. This is what will bring to the front, to the public attention,
this little company, not even 5%. The membership back in Sr Whites time was about
40,000. This is where the call comes for people in those times as it is for us today.
This angel is to be remembered here;

You must remember that this angel represents the people that have this message to
give to the world. Are you among that people? {RH, August 18, 1885 par. 14}

The question of most vital importance for this time is, "Who is on the Lord's side?
Who will unite with the angel in giving the message of truth to the world? Who will
receive the light that is to fill the whole earth with its glory?". {RH, November 5, 1889
par. 12}

Will we who hear this message that comes directly from the pen of inspiration, the
chronicles of the history that has transpired. The call for this time of earth’s history is
who will become of part of the angel as we read that it is a people. Are you among
that people? May this call be very powerfully applied to our minds as we conclude
this message.

Our next study is the Final Scenes of this Angel to see where we fit in.

Amen.

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4. The Final Scenes of the Revelation 18 Angel

From our previous studies we have seen clear evidence that the Revelation 18 angel
is another movement. This movement of messengers commenced in 1888. Two
messengers were specifically named - EJ Waggoner and A T Jones in the 1888
Minneapolis General Conference session.

It was the revelation of Jesus to his people they would come forth who are faithful to
all the Commandments of God. The message of the 1888 angel created a rift in the
church which some people opposed and had they not it would have spread across
the world and the Revelation 18 angel would have happened in great glory.

A new life is coming from heaven and taking possession of all God's people. But
divisions will come in the church. Two parties will be developed. The wheat and tares
grow up together for the harvest. {2SM 113.3}

The work will grow deeper and become more earnest to the very close of time. And
all who are laborers together with God will contend most earnestly for the faith once
delivered to the saints. They will not be turned from the present message, which is
already lightening the earth with its glory. Nothing is worth contending for but the
glory of God. The only rock that will stand is the Rock of Ages. The truth as it is in
Jesus is the refuge in these days of error. . . . {2SM 114.1}

As time went on it would become more and more intense and it created that other
movement out of the third angel’s movement.

As trials thicken around us, both separation and unity will be seen in our ranks. {6T
400.3}

History revealed this message caused separation. We have explored the


phenomenon that took place and we focused on the last movements of this angel

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and the circumstances that mold his behaviour right at the very end. We look at the
scriptures that elude to that fact that this angel was represented by the people;

You must remember that this angel represents the people that have this message to
give to the world. Are you among that people? {RH, August 18, 1885 par. 14}

To be among that people we read of the kind of people that were addressed by
Jesus in this period of time that leads us to understand how we are to be among this
people. We read of the conclusion of the seven church periods.

Revelation 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These
things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of
God;

3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or
hot.

3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee
out of my mouth.

Here is a terrible address by Jesus to the people of the period of the three angels
messages. He says to the angel of the church I’m going to spue you out of my
mouth. Why?

Revelation 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have
need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor,
and blind, and naked:

3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and
white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and [that] the shame of thy nakedness
do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eye salve, that thou mayest see.

3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

He is addressing the leadership of this Laodicean people, the people of the


judgment.

Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice,
and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

According to that statement he is now addressing another class people in this period.
He is not addressing the angel anymore. That was the call. Are you among that
people that are represented by the Revelation 18 angel? Here is the call to the ‘any’
man as the angel of the Laodicean people had become lukewarm. Are you among
this people responding to the call to open the door?

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Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even
as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

3:22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

As we are studying the final scenes of the Revelation 18 angel, the final movement,
we see a description of the experience in the final scenes. We have a line up of the
church in history of the time of Christ through to verse 12 when the church was
persecuted by the dragon in the wilderness and then in verse 14 when she was
nourished and now also verse 17;

Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war
with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the
testimony of Jesus Christ.

We have a line up that leads us to the final scenes of the Revelation 18 angel. It is a
line up of the church and Satan being angry with the woman and then him making
war with the remnant of her seed.

The three stages;

• The remnant of her seed


• The any man
• The overcomer or the remnant of her seed.

The Laodicean angel gives way to the any man angel. The people who decide to let
Jesus come in which was the message of Waggoner and Jones in 1888. Behold I
say at the door and knock, I want to come in. In Testimony volume 1 you see the
demise of the angel of Laodicea and the entrance of the seed and the remnant of her
seed. Sr White saw the vision of the shaking and the people who were resisting the
darkness around them.

Some, I saw, did not participate in this work of agonizing and pleading. They seemed
indifferent and careless. They were not resisting the darkness around them, and it
shut them in like a thick cloud. The angels of God left these, and I saw them
hastening to the assistance of those who were struggling with all their energies to
resist the evil angels, and trying to help themselves by calling upon God with
perseverance. But the angels left those who made no effort to help themselves, and I
lost sight of them. {1T 180.2} I asked the meaning of the shaking I had seen, and
was shown that it would be caused by the straight testimony called forth by the
counsel of the True Witness to the Laodiceans. This will have its effect upon the
heart of the receiver, and will lead him to exalt the standard and pour forth the
straight truth. Some will not bear this straight testimony. They will rise up against it,
and this will cause a shaking among God's people. {1T 181.1} The testimony of the
True Witness has not been half heeded. {1T 181.2}My attention was then turned to

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the company I had seen, who were mightily shaken. I was shown those whom I had
before seen weeping and praying with agony of spirit. The company of guardian
angels around them had been doubled, and they were clothed with an armor from
their head to their feet. They moved in exact order, firmly, like a company of soldiers.
Their countenances expressed the severe conflict which they had endured, the
agonizing struggle they had passed through. Yet their features, marked with severe
internal anguish, now shone with the light and glory of heaven. They had obtained
the victory, and it called forth from them the deepest gratitude, and holy, sacred joy.
{1T 181.3}

The numbers of this company had lessened. Some had been shaken out, and left by
the way. The careless and indifferent, who did not join with those who prized victory
and salvation enough to perseveringly plead and agonize for it, did not obtain it, and
they were left behind in darkness, but their numbers were immediately made up by
others taking hold of the truth and coming into the ranks. Still the evil angels pressed
around them, but they could have no power over them. {1T 182.1}

I heard those clothed with the armor speak forth the truth in great power. It had
effect. I saw those who had been bound; some wives had been bound by their
husbands, and some children had been bound by their parents. The honest who had
been held or prevented from hearing the truth, now eagerly laid hold of it. 1T

Here is the description of that shaking and how only those who were thoroughly
dressed in the armour and were occupied and taking great interest and perseveringly
praying to God to reach the standards and character perfections, they were able to
come through to be part of this final scene of this angel.

All along the shaking continued. Some were shaken out and some came in. As the
body of faithful ones were progressing in the purity, the message they were pursuing
intensified. This took place because of the true witness to the Laodiceans.

I asked the meaning of the shaking I had seen, and was shown that it would be
caused by the straight testimony called forth by the counsel of the True Witness to
the Laodiceans. {1T 181.1}

Jesus addresses this period of time in his prophetic descriptions of Matthew 24. This
chapter is from his time through to the very end but it is a short hand terminology.

Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

24:43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the
thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to
be broken up.

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24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man
cometh.

Jesus is now speaking of the intense timing that is required. We have to be ready as
we don’t know the exact time.

24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over
his household, to give them meat in due season?

24:46 Blessed [is] that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

24:47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

24:48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;

24:49 And shall begin to smite [his] fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the
drunken;

24:50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for [him], and
in an hour that he is not aware of,

24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint [him] his portion with the hypocrites:
there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

We are looking at the end culmination of the history of the fourth angel. The faithful
servant giving meat in due season and the unfaithful servant beginning to smite his
fellow servants and taking sides against Gods faithful ones and uniting with the
drunken. These people pouring forth the straight truth intensifies and comes to a
crescendo. Just as everything comes to its final culmination, it is right at the coming
of Jesus, the close of probation and it is like a wave coming up on to the sea shore
and you can see the foamy crest and it’s about to break, this is the intensity we are
studying. Just before Jesus concludes his work, we see this intensity;

I saw angels hurrying to and fro in heaven, descending to the earth, and again
ascending to heaven, preparing for the fulfillment of some important event. Then I
saw another mighty angel commissioned to descend to the earth, to unite his voice
with the third angel, and give power and force to his message.

The work of this angel comes in at the right time to join in the last great work of the
third angel's message as it swells to a loud cry. And the people of God are thus
prepared to stand in the hour of temptation, which they are soon to meet. I saw a
great light resting upon them, and they united to fearlessly proclaim the third angel's
message. {EW 277.1}

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This is the intensity of the Revelation 18 angel coming to its final last breaking call.
Through this means only the faithful messengers as they are being marshalled
through the events, the remnant of her seed verses the unfaithful ones, only the real
faithful ones remain. This is the question. Who are they?

As we’ve been reading the Laodicean message, he has something against them, he
calls them and he sends them the angel;

Jeremiah 3:14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto
you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:

3:15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with
knowledge and understanding.

God will give them the faithful servant that gives meat in due season.

Isaiah 66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren
that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake, said, Let the LORD be
glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.

Who are they? They are the people one of a city two of a family that responds to the
work of the messages of the Revelation 18 angel. They are people that tremble at
his word and who are segregated and separated from their brethren. When Jesus
comes, he will come to their joy but to the shame of those who put them out.

Zephaniah 3:12 I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and
they shall trust in the name of the LORD.

These are the people who are fully dressed in their armour. They come as an army
but in terms of human appreciation they are a poor and afflicted people.

Amos 5:1 Hear ye this word which I take up against you, [even] a lamentation, O
house of Israel.

5:2 The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken upon her
land; [there is] none to raise her up.

We recall Sr White could not see some of the company anymore. Only the ones
who were praying earnestly could she see.

Amos 5:3 For thus saith the Lord GOD; The city that went out [by] a thousand shall
leave an hundred, and that which went forth [by] an hundred shall leave ten, to the
house of Israel.

A poor and afflicted people, the remnant of her seed.

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Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war
with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the
testimony of Jesus Christ.

The woman is gone, the seed is gone and all you’ve got are these faithful
messengers who set their face like a flint who take it serous and will not become
careless.

Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the
commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

This angel represents the people who have this message to give. Are you that
people?

Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even
as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

With full victory the people of this angel, as we come to the crescendo, they come to
full victory, there is one final call by these people before the final wave breaks.
These people are so much in tune they are the voice from heaven.

Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my
people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

This message can only be given by a pure people because how can you say
come into our company when our company is part of the sins of Babylon. We
can’t do that. These people have been purified so that when it comes to the
final scene, the last people in Babylon can be called saying come my people.
It is a voice from heaven speaking through these faithful people.

This angel comes in at the right time;

Angels were sent to aid the mighty angel from heaven, and I heard voices which
seemed to sound everywhere, "Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers
of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto
heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities." This message seemed to be an
addition to the third message, joining it as the midnight cry joined the second angel's
message in 1844. The glory of God rested upon the patient, waiting saints, and they
fearlessly gave the last solemn warning, proclaiming the fall of Babylon and calling
upon God's people to come out of her that they might escape her fearful doom. {EW
277.2}

The light that was shed upon the waiting ones penetrated everywhere, and those in
the churches who had any light, who had not heard and rejected the three
messages, obeyed the call and left the fallen churches. {EW 278.1}

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Here is a very strong hint that the only people who are called out of Babylon are
those who have never heard it convincingly.

Everywhere there are hearts crying out for the living God. The Lord has His
representatives in all the churches. These persons have not had the special testing
truths for the last days presented to them under circumstances that brought
conviction to the heart and mind; therefore they have not, by rejecting light, severed
their connection with God. There are those that have faithfully walked in all the light
that has shone upon their pathway. They hunger to know more of the ways and
works of God. All over the world men and women are looking wistfully to heaven.
Prayers and tears and inquiries go up from souls longing for light, for grace, for the
Holy Spirit. Many are on the very verge of the kingdom, waiting to be gathered in.
These demand the service of those to whom God has entrusted His truth. {AUCR,
August 1, 1902 par. 2}

They are people who have not heard the three angel’s messages convincingly that
they have had to reject it.

Many had come to years of accountability since these messages had been given,
and the light shone upon them, and they were privileged to choose life or death.
Some chose life and took their stand with those who were looking for their Lord and
keeping all His commandments. {EW 278.1}

Here you see that grand final work that is represented by the pure faithful people
who have been purged and purified under the first, second, third and Revelation 18
angel.

Let us understand the circumstances that identify this kind of experience. Recall that
it was two or three, a remnant, those that went by a hundred, end up with ten. This
very small remnant we read of in reference to these circumstances.

As the movement for Sunday enforcement becomes more bold and decided, the law
will be invoked against commandment keepers. They will be threatened with fines
and imprisonment, and some will be offered positions of influence, and other rewards
and advantages, as inducements to renounce their faith. But their steadfast answer
is: "Show us from the word of God our error"--the same plea that was made by
Luther under similar circumstances. Those who are arraigned before the courts
make a strong vindication of the truth, and some who hear them are led to take
their stand to keep all the commandments of God. Thus light will be brought
before thousands who otherwise would know nothing of these truths. {GC
607.1}

How was the light brought before thousands? The circumstances that engendered
these faithful ones to be heard is through their experiences of the law being invoked

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against them. Here are they that keep the commandments of God. As they are
arraigned before the courts, they make a strong vindication of the truth and some
who hear are led to take their stand to keep the commandments of God. It will be
the circumstance of this nature that the force of the voice from heaven says come
out of her my people. These are the circumstances.

This statement was written in 1886;

Now we seem to be unnoticed, but this will not always be. Movements are at work to
bring us to the front, and if our theories of truth can be picked to pieces by historians
or the world's greatest men, it will be done. {Ev 69.1}

These people need to be so filled with the words from heaven that as they are being
picked at and brought before the courts, as movements will bring them there, these
people have now been made ready by being shaken in the ranks of those who were
meant to be of the three angels. As they were being shaken, they were shaken out
and now are at the point of being in court as the law will be invoked against them.

Their former brethren will turn them in. The experience of Revelation 18:4 will come
into existence by these circumstances. The experience and the call is very
powerfully identified. We see a company of people who have been brought about. It
has come up to a crashing wave but not quite crashed yet. The wave is poised
ready to destroy the planet but now the final call goes out.

Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors
about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be
overpast.

26:21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the
earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more
cover her slain.

What are the chambers in which they are to hide? They are the protection of Christ
and holy angels. The people of God are not at this time all in one place. They
are in different companies, and in all parts of the earth; and they will be tried
singly, not in groups. Every one must stand the test for himself (RH Nov. 19,
1908). {4BC 1143.6}

Because they were splintered, because the leaders rejected them, they were spread
across the earth.

Can you see why the messages have to prepare a people to achieve being tried
alone? This is why we are looking at this Revelation 18 angel at this point in the final
scenes. Are you among that people? To make sure we are we must be in tune with
the messages we are studying.

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God will arouse His people; if other means fail, heresies will come in among them,
which will sift them, separating the chaff from the wheat. The Lord calls upon all who
believe His word to awake out of sleep. Precious light has come, appropriate for this
time. It is Bible truth, showing the perils that are right upon us. This light should lead
us to a diligent study of the Scriptures and a most critical examination of the
positions which we hold. {5T 707.3}

All the way along we must be sure are we walking according to the world. We are to
have very critical examinations of the positions we hold.

God would have all the bearings and positions of truth thoroughly and perseveringly
searched, with prayer and fasting. Believers are not to rest in suppositions and ill-
defined ideas of what constitutes truth. Their faith must be firmly founded upon the
word of God so that when the testing time shall come and they are brought before
councils to answer for their faith they may be able to give a reason for the hope that
is in them, with meekness and fear. {5T 707.3}

They need to be so prepared that the voice from heaven can use them. They are so
clearly illuminated with the truth, they know their positions, they are standing on the
word of God so when they are in the councils, in the courts, and they must call the
people out through their experience, that they will answer for their faith and give a
reason for the things they are doing. While they are in the court they will be able to
give a reason. That is how thousands will hear it.

As the Revelation 18 angel is being used of the Lord, just before the destruction of
the planet, the plagues, what is afoot? What is intensifying in regards to the
destruction of the world? Is it not Armageddon? We must not be part of that but we
must be part of the fourth angel. As the world is preparing for Armageddon by these
three unclean spirits, it says don’t be found naked. The people who are part of this
angel are being prepared for that final scene and the world is preparing for its
destruction.

We need to study the pouring out of the seventh vial. The powers of evil will not yield
up the conflict without a struggle. But Providence has a part to act in the battle of
Armageddon. When the earth is lighted with the glory of the angel of Revelation
eighteen, the religious elements, good and evil, will awake from slumber, and the
armies of the living God will take the field (MS 175, 1899). {7BC 983.2}

As Gods people are focusing and are in tune with the message of the Revelation 18
angel, the religious elements will awake from slumber as Gods faithful people have
to be called out. The preparation for Armageddon takes place before the plagues
commence. This is why we need to study the out pouring of the seventh vial and its
connection with the Revelation 18 angel. We need to have this is clear so we are
not caught out by the three unclean spirits. We must be among the people who are

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represented by the Revelation 18 angel giving this cry get out quick before the wave
strikes. Very intense timing and understanding is required. This is the call for us
today because a lot of these things were written a long time ago. Where are we
standing now? Only those who are really on track can God use to give that final cry
before the whole thing closes up. We are right on the cusp of it.

Our next study is our last study on the series of the three angels messages and is
called The Last Urgent Call of the Church Triumphant.

Amen.

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5. The Last Urgent Call to the Church Triumphant

The call we are studying is the call of Revelation 18:4 which actually is an echo that
has been the appeal of God throughout all the ages;

2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith
the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you,

6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith
the Lord Almighty.

God calls upon those who wish to be baptised to come out from among the world;

2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what
fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light
with darkness?

6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth
with an infidel?

This has been the gospel message all through the ages and we had learnt that detail
under the First angel how to engage with the Godhead. It said that he will be a
Father unto us. As the Godhead, there was the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. To
engage in the understanding of the one who we are to worship and give the glory to
was one of those elements. It has always been the work of Gods church on earth to
call people away from the world to God.

Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth
say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the
water of life freely.

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This is the work of Gods church through all ages - the spirit and the bride say come.
Come out of her my people and I will be a father unto you. Come.

This is the very message, the very call to t he marriage supper. That is what is
contained in Matthew 22:7-10 after Jesus had called the Jews into the marriage but
they would not come, so the call was then extended to the gentiles.

Matthew 22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a
marriage for his son,

22:3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and
they would not come.

22:4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden,
Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and [my] fatlings [are] killed, and all
things [are] ready: come unto the marriage.

22:5 But they made light of [it], and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his
merchandise:

22:6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated [them] spitefully, and slew
[them].

22:7 But when the king heard [thereof], he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies,
and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.

22:8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were
bidden were not worthy.

22:9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the
marriage.

22:10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as
many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.

This is what the kingdom of God is like. God has prepared a wonderful and spiritual
everlasting feast. He called the Jews but they didn’t want to come so he went and
called the others both bad and good and the wedding was furnished. This has been
the call throughout all the ages. Come, come to the wedding. Come away from the
things of the world come to where God has prepared a place.

There is a specific parable that belongs directly to our time. It is the same message
but with greater intensity. Here is the parable that Jesus identified at the end of his
sermon in reference to as in the days of Noah. Watch for you know not what hour
your Lord comes and also the parable of the faithful and unfaithful servant;

Matthew 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which
took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

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They fell asleep;

Matthew 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom
cometh; go ye out to meet him.

Here is that call again but it is the coming of the bridegroom now. It’s his last appeal
for people to come at such a time as in the days of Noah so shall the coming of the
son of man be.

We have explored the detail of this calling in the first and second angel’s messages.
Babylon has fallen, the strong messages of coming out of Babylon and how we are
to respond to it. The Fourth Angel of the Revelation 18 angel is what we are looking
at now.

The Third Angel was to warn the people that if they worship the beast and his image
they would be destroyed. All that was part of the three angel’s messages and soon
there is to be a final appeal.

As these messages of come were being given, there were always people that
missed out because the church was not perfect. People would come along and say,
the church was not perfect. It was not abundantly clear to the hearers. This
beautiful message of ‘come’ was muffled. This is what we saw with the Third Angel.
It was given in a weak fashion and many people missed out because it was not
powerful enough because of the frailty and Laodicean condition of the church.

It is actually written that the people who miss out on the call by the church that didn’t
receive the call from the bride because the church was imperfect that God took care
of them. People who have never heard the message of the gospel at the hand of
those servants of whom God sent out still had their opportunity to be part of Gods
kingdom.

Romans 2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law:
and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;

2:13 (For not the hearers of the law [are] just before God, but the doers of the law
shall be justified.

2:14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things
contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

2:15 Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also
bearing witness, and [their] thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one
another;)

2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according
to my gospel.

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In the hour of the judgment that the First angel announces its messages there are
many people who have never heard the message and never heard the law. They
were without the law while others were with the law. Those people that were without
the law, are they necessarily all lost? It says the gentiles who were without the law,
do by nature the things in the law.

The people who have never heard the message are called gentiles. They show they
work of the law written in their hearts.

Here are people who haven’t heard the gospel but who live in harmony with their
thoughts which have been stirred by God himself.

John 1:9 [That] was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the
world.

That being the case then, there are people who respond to Jesus in their hearts.
This is what is mentioned in Romans. They live according to their conscious.

Those whom Christ commends in the judgment may have known little of theology,
but they have cherished His principles. Through the influence of the divine Spirit they
have been a blessing to those about them. Even among the heathen are those who
have cherished the spirit of kindness; before the words of life had fallen upon their
ears, they have befriended the missionaries, even ministering to them at the peril of
their own lives. Among the heathen are those who worship God ignorantly, those to
whom the light is never brought by human instrumentality, yet they will not perish.
Though ignorant of the written law of God, they have heard His voice speaking to
them in nature, and have done the things that the law required. Their works are
evidence that the Holy Spirit has touched their hearts, and they are recognized as
the children of God. {DA 638.2}

They are Sons and daughters of God even though there has never been a message
given to them through a human instrumentality.

God is not totally dependent upon human instrumentality even though he


wants human instrumentality to be cooperative with him, he can still work
through the Holy Spirit to reach even with people who have never heard that
message.

The three angel’s messages have been given since 1844 and the announcement the
hour of Gods judgment is come. From that time onwards the ministry of people was
to embrace those messages. We remember that the angels are people who are
working in harmony with the universe. Although they have been giving these
messages, there are many who have fallen through the gaps in this period of 1844
onwards.

The question is often asked, are they going to be lost as they didn’t hear this
message? Many have not heard these messages and if they have heard them they

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may have been so contorted by the failure of the church as we learnt the church
became apostate, lukewarm or the message was tame and voiceless. The message
did not come to them that would convince them. Are they lost?

Everywhere there are hearts crying out for the living God. The Lord has His
representatives in all the churches. These persons have not had the special testing
truths for the last days presented to them under circumstances that brought
conviction to the heart and mind; therefore they have not, by rejecting light, severed
their connection with God. There are those that have faithfully walked in all the light
that has shone upon their pathway. They hunger to know more of the ways and
works of God. All over the world men and women are looking wistfully to heaven.
Prayers and tears and inquiries go up from souls longing for light, for grace, for the
Holy Spirit. Many are on the very verge of the kingdom, waiting to be gathered in.
These demand the service of those to whom God has entrusted His truth. {AUCR,
August 1, 1902 par. 2}

These three angels messages have never come to them in circumstances that
brought conviction to heart and mind. They have said no because the circumstances
or the presentation was one of a church that was lukewarm. That being the case,
they walk away from it. Therefore they have not by rejecting light severed their
connection with God.

These are the people who die without ever hearing the message who will be among
the great multitude. They won’t make it among the 144,000 as they were never
tested with the three angels messages. Although the messages have might have
just brushed past them, they couldn’t have accepted them as it didn’t come in a
convicting manner. Therefore by rejecting it they didn’t lose their connection with
God. Just like the heathen who have never heard the message, it’s the same thing.

However, there is coming a point in time where there will not be anymore
falling through the gaps. The closing work of the Three Angels Messages will
come in the power of the Revelation 18 angel. We are coming to a point in
time where there will be no one on the planet who has not been tested by
these messages.

Notwithstanding the spiritual darkness and alienation from God that exist in the
churches which constitute Babylon, the great body of Christ's true followers are still
to be found in their communion. There are many of these who have never seen the
special truths for this time. Not a few are dissatisfied with their present condition and
are longing for clearer light. They look in vain for the image of Christ in the churches
with which they are connected. As these bodies depart further and further from the
truth, and ally themselves more closely with the world, the difference between the
two classes will widen, and it will finally result in separation. The time will come when
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"lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of Godliness, but
denying the power thereof." {GC 390.1}

Revelation 18 points to the time when, as the result of rejecting the threefold
warning of Revelation 14:6-12, the church will have fully reached the condition
foretold by the second angel, and the people of God still in Babylon will be called
upon to separate from her communion. This message is the last that will ever be
given to the world; and it will accomplish its work. When those that "believed not the
truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness" (2 Thessalonians 2:12), shall be left to
receive strong delusion and to believe a lie, then the light of truth will shine upon all
whose hearts are open to receive it, and all the children of the Lord that remain in
Babylon will heed the call: "Come out of her, My people" (Revelation 18:4). {GC
390.2}

Those who have fallen through the gaps of the past will come to a time where they
will see the condition of the churches they are in and see the difference between
what Christianity should be and what the churches are. They are waiting and they
say - where are you Lord? I can’t find you in my church. As they cry like that they
will be ready to indentify the call. To proclaim the call successfully in a circumstance
that will bring conviction to the heart the church that will give that call will be melted
down to a little remnant.

They are the remnant of her seed that the dragon makes war with. The angel of the
Laodicean church in revelation 3:20-21 is spewed out but Jesus stands at the door
and knocks and the faithful ones that open their heart to the Lord he will come in to
and sup with them. They will be finally brought to a point of verse 21 which says
those that overcome will sit with me.

Those overcomers are identified as the church triumphant. They are overcomers
that reflect the purity of Jesus Christ and have grown to the fulness of his stature.
They are a little remnant and are able to successfully proclaim the last call because
now the voice from heaven can be heard clearly through these faithful ones. It is the
voice from heaven.

There is a little remnant that is talked of in Song of Solomon. It speaks of the many
churches that have gotten worse. We then come to the Revelation 18 angel.

Song of Solomon 6:8 There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and
virgins without number.

Many churches claim to be Gods people


Song of Solomon 6:9 My dove, my undefiled is [but] one; she [is] the [only] one of
her mother, she [is] the choice [one] of her that bare her. The daughters saw her,
and blessed her; [yea], the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

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6:10 Who [is] she [that] looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the
sun, [and] terrible as [an army] with banners?

Here is the pure church my undefiled. The same as the church of Revelation 12 or
the woman that was dressed in the sun and the moon under her feet. They were the
faithful people through whom Jesus and the early Christian church was born of. He
had nothing against them for a while. Now here she stands again when all the
churches have come to the final revelation of her babylonish ways. The faithful ones
wonder where she is;

Song of Solomon 6:9 My dove, my undefiled is [but] one; she [is] the [only] one of
her mother, she [is] the choice [one] of her that bare her. The daughters saw her,
and blessed her; [yea], the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

You had all these different churches and the birth of mother Babylon right down to
this little company to the remnant of Gods people. Who are they?

Song of Solomon 6:10 Who [is] she [that] looketh forth as the morning, fair as the
moon, clear as the sun, [and] terrible as [an army] with banners?

The pure faithful people.

My attention was then turned to the company I had seen, who were mightily shaken.
I was shown those whom I had before seen weeping and praying with agony of spirit.
The company of guardian angels around them had been doubled, and they were
clothed with an armor from their head to their feet. They moved in exact order, firmly,
like a company of soldiers. Their countenances expressed the severe conflict which
they had endured, the agonizing struggle they had passed through. Yet their
features, marked with severe internal anguish, now shone with the light and glory of
heaven. They had obtained the victory, and it called forth from them the deepest
gratitude, and holy, sacred joy. {1T 181.3}

Here is the message of come out of her my people. From whom? From the people
who had been mightily shaken and all that will be left is those that have followed the
Lord. They proclaim the message to the world and it brings out those faithful ones
for the last urgent call to come out. As they are purged and cleansed by the shaking
they have gone through they are imbued with the spirit of God. What makes these
few people prominent?

The movements that are afoot that will cause the Sunday laws to be put into effect.
As those Sunday laws are put into effect, these faithful people will stand up and will
end up in courts. The circumstances under the power of the spirit that is speaking
through them - the voice of heaven, others will hear the clarity as this church now is
no longer marred by lukewarmness.

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They are a people perfectly reflecting Jesus Christ so now the Holy Spirit from
heaven can now speak through them. Gods faithful people in Babylon will recognise
it as it comes to them in a convincing manner.

The people are ready as they have come to the point of being separated from their
churches because they can’t stand it anymore. But where do they go? Here comes
the message by those who are faithful that God has brought to that position.

These people then say, come out of her my people. That is the only time that
the words come out of her my people, in the three angels messages are
actually voiced.

The other ones are just announcements for people to see but now is an actual
message where people will say come by their strong proclamation from the voice
from heaven. The question is where do they come to? Here is a company of people
that are so small they are like an army thoroughly marshalled but they are scattered
all over the world. There are so many organisations around so where do they come
to? This is the voice from heaven and the people will know exactly where to come to
as it is a people that is proclaiming the message that are in tune with Hebrews;

Hebrews 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God,
the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in
heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling,
that speaketh better things than [that of] Abel.

12:25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused
him that spake on earth, much more [shall not] we [escape], if we turn away from him
that [speaketh] from heaven:

12:26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet
once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.

What did we read in Revelation 18:4? A voice from heaven. Where does the voice
from heaven call people? Come out of her my people. Come where? Come to
Zion.

Hebrews 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God,
the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn,

The voice from heaven gives every Christian the Three Angels Messages and an
opportunity to make a decision. That is the last final cry. Notice to whom he is calling

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them to. To these people who throughout the ages have been faithful - the church of
the first born. Here we have that church they are called to;

Hebrews 11:32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of
Gedeon, and [of] Barak, and [of] Samson, and [of] Jephthae; [of] David also, and
Samuel, and [of] the prophets:

11:33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained


promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

11:34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of
weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the
aliens.

11:35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not
accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

11:36 And others had trial of [cruel] mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of
bonds and imprisonment:

11:37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with
the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute,
afflicted, tormented;

11:38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and [in]
mountains, and [in] dens and caves of the earth.

11:39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the
promise:

Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having
seen them afar off, and were persuaded of [them], and embraced [them], and
confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

11:14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

11:15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that [country] from whence they came
out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.

11:16 But now they desire a better [country], that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is
not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

When the cry comes out from heaven through the agencies of these faithful souls,
remember how they were being treated and treated right through the end, they are
all members of this church of Hebrews 11. They were persecuted. Others had trial
of cruel mocking. These were the faithful people of all ages and that is Gods church.

From the beginning, faithful souls have constituted the church on earth. {AA 11.2}

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As these people come out of their organisations and they hear the cry come, they
are being called to join the faithful ones which represent all the faithful ones form all
ages which died.

It won’t be big organisation to join but just a few people which are faithfully
doing their work. They will recognise and come out and do that. It is the
faithful remnant that has been mistreated throughout all the ages.

The opposition which Christ received came from his own nation, who would have
been greatly blessed had they accepted him. In like manner the remnant church
receive opposition from those who profess to be their brethren. {RH, August
28, 1883 par. 13}

For centuries their names were covered with infamy. All that the hosts of hell could
do was done to heap reproach upon them as the vilest of men. But John in holy
vision beholds the faithful souls that come up out of great tribulation, surrounding the
throne of God, clad in white robes, and crowned with immortal glory. {RH, August 28,
1883 par. 15}

They are the church that stands in the last days small in number and the faithful
ones in Babylon recognise them. That is what Hebrews 11 is all about, here they
are! They are happy to join as they are Gods people in Babylon. It was what Jesus
spoke about. The church of whom the gates of hell can’t prevail against. They are
also called ‘other sheep’.

John 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring,
and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, [and] one shepherd.

That is the condition just before Jesus comes and they hear the voice from heaven.
It is the voice of Jesus through the Holy Spirit. This is the company that in the last
final urgent call come under the umbrella protection from the destruction that is to
happen to Babylon. In the Old Testament it reads exactly the same as the
Revelation 18 Angel;

Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors
about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be
overpast.

26:21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the
earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more
cover her slain.

What are these chambers that they are called into?

"Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee:
hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast." What are
the chambers in which they are to hide?-- They are the protection of Christ and

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holy angels. The people of God are not at this time all in one place. They are in
different companies, and in all parts of the earth; and they will be tried singly,
not in groups. Every one must stand the test for himself (RH Nov. 19, 1908).
{4BC 1143.6}

They are not in great big companies in one part of the world. They are scattered all
over the world because the voice of heaven called them out of the churches and they
come out in little companies like in Hebrews 11.

As they come out, they come out to the protection of Christ and his holy angels.
That is the chambers. One of the visions shown the prophet was that she saw the
whole world on a train;

I saw a little company travelling a narrow pathway. All seemed to be firmly united,
bound together by the truth, in bundles, or companies. Said the angel, "The third
angel is binding, or sealing, them in bundles for the heavenly garner." This little
company looked careworn, as if they had passed through severe trials and conflicts.
And it appeared as if the sun had just risen from behind a cloud and shone upon
their countenances, causing them to look triumphant, as if their victories were nearly
won. {EW 88.3}

They are the church triumphant. They look triumphant with the glory of God shining
upon them. It was a little company in bundles and companies all over the world.
They were bound together by the truth. Through them now that they are so
equipped that the voice from heaven speaks through them and people are brought
out to become part of the company. The voice from heaven is the Holy Spirit.

The Spirit was to be given as a regenerating agent, and without this the sacrifice of
Christ would have been of no avail. The power of evil had been strengthening for
centuries, and the submission of men to this satanic captivity was amazing. Sin
could be resisted and overcome only through the mighty agency of the Third Person
of the Godhead, who would come with no modified energy, but in the fullness of
divine power. It is the Spirit that makes effectual what has been wrought out by the
world's Redeemer. It is by the Spirit that the heart is made pure. Through the Spirit
the believer becomes a partaker of the divine nature. Christ has given His Spirit as a
divine power to overcome all hereditary and cultivated tendencies to evil, and to
impress His own character upon His church. {DA 671.2}

They stand forth under the power of the Holy Spirit.

Of the Spirit Jesus said, "He shall glorify Me." The Saviour came to glorify the Father
by the demonstration of His love; so the Spirit was to glorify Christ by revealing His
grace to the world. The very image of God is to be reproduced in humanity. The
honor of God, the honor of Christ, is involved in the perfection of the character of His
people. {DA 671.3}

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It is the voice from heaven.

"When He [the Spirit of truth] is come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of
righteousness, and of judgment." The preaching of the word will be of no avail
without the continual presence and aid of the Holy Spirit. This is the only effectual
teacher of divine truth. Only when the truth is accompanied to the heart by the
Spirit will it quicken the conscience or transform the life. {DA 671.4}

Many people hear sermons today and it’s all true but there is no spirit in it. It is the
spirit of God that makes the truth come home to the heart. It is the voice from
heaven that is going to make the different through these people in the last call given
as it is the full power of the latter rain. This will be the final call under the revelation
18 angel as it will come in the most effectual circumstances so that the people who
are Gods people will not reject it as they will see it. All true believers will be touched
and rushed out of the churches into the fold where there is safety.

This is the scenario of the protection of Christ and his angels. They speak uprightly;

Isaiah 33:16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defence [shall be] the munitions of
rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters [shall be] sure.

33:17 Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is
very far off.

They will again be persecuted and they will be running for the hills. Their place of
defense will be the munitions of rocks and bread and water will be given them. They
will not starve, God will look after them. That is the protection of Christ and his
angels as while the world is rocking to and fro God will be protecting them. This is
when the plagues are all being spread about and Gods people have just been called
out not to be partakers of the plagues.

Psalm 91:4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou
trust: his truth [shall be thy] shield and buckler.

91:5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; [nor] for the arrow [that] flieth by
day;

91:6 [Nor] for the pestilence [that] walketh in darkness; [nor] for the destruction [that]
wasteth at noonday.

91:7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; [but] it
shall not come nigh thee.

91:8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

91:9 Because thou hast made the LORD, [which is] my refuge, [even] the most
High, thy habitation;

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91:10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy
dwelling.

Come out of her my people that you receive not of her plagues. It all links together.
All the words that have been quoted throughout the ages take full import when this
time arises when the plagues are going to be poured out. This is the last final call. It
is urgent because the breaker of destruction is about to crash and just before it’s
about to crash, there is a last urgent call.

This is a call that is imperative to be responded to as it comes to us at the hand of


the movement of the Revelation 18 angel - those faithful people. May God help us to
recognise this experience because it is present truth.

Amen.

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