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4th ANGEL'S MESSAGE

STUDIES BY BR. JOHN THIEL

Compiled by Sr Raelene Lehmann

Australian Mission Field

International Missionary Society

PO Box 1262

MIDLAND WA 6936

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Contents

INTRODUCTION..................................................................................................................3
1. ANOTHER MOVEMENT.................................................................................................4
2. THE DESCRIPTION OF THIS ANGEL.......................................................................21
3. THE HISTORY OF THE 4TH ANGEL.........................................................................32
4. THE FINAL SCENES OF THE REVELATION 18 ANGEL.......................................43
5. THE LAST URGENT CALL TO THE CHURCH TRIUMPHANT............................54
PROLOGUE...........................................................................................................................65

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INTRODUCTION

“As the time of their probation was closing, the antediluvians gave
themselves up to exciting amusements and festivities. Those who possessed
influence and power were bent on keeping the minds of the people
engrossed with mirth and pleasure, lest any should be impressed by the last
solemn warning. Before the Flood God sent Noah to warn the world, that
the people might be led to repentance, and thus escape the threatened
destruction. As the time of Christ's second appearing draws near, the Lord
sends His servants with a warning to the world to prepare for that great
event. Multitudes have been living in transgression of God's law, and now
He in mercy calls them to obey its sacred precepts. All who will put away
their sins by repentance toward God and faith in Christ are offered
pardon.” {CC 41.5}

The other angel coming down from heaven in Revelation 18, is the last voice of
warning to this world and its inhabitants.

Those who heed this warning will receive their reward in the earth made new,
those who do not heed this warning will also receive their reward.
“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward [is] with me, to give every man
according as his work shall be.” Revelation 22:12

Let us continue in our study of the three angels and this fourth angel in an
attitude of prayer and submission before our merciful Father so we may be
counted among the redeemed.

Sr Raelene Lehmann

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1. ANOTHER MOVEMENT

As we studied last time in the third angel's message we were transported


through the Holy Spirit's revelation of what the new earth was going to be like
and everything related to the creation of the new earth. As we were studying
these things we were rejoicing as to all the beautiful things that are ahead of us
as God's people.

{EW 19-20}
“Soon we heard His lovely voice again, saying, "Come, My people, you
have come out of great tribulation, and done My will; suffered for Me;
come in to supper, for I will gird Myself, and serve you." We shouted,
"Alleluia! glory!" and entered into the city. And I saw a table of pure
silver; it was many miles in length, yet our eyes could extend over it. I saw
the fruit of the tree of life, the manna, almonds, figs, pomegranates, grapes,
and many other kinds of fruit. I asked Jesus to let me eat of the fruit. He
said, "Not now. Those who eat of the fruit of this and go back to earth no
more. But in a little while, if faithful, you shall both eat of the fruit of the
tree of life and drink of the water of the fountain." And He said, "You
must go back to the earth again and relate to others what I have revealed to
you." Then an angel bore me gently down to this dark world. Sometimes I
think I can stay here no longer; all things of earth look so dreary. I feel
very lonely here, for I have seen a better land. Oh, that I had wings like a
dove, then would I fly away and be at rest! “

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E.G White was taken down to this planet. We studied the beautiful things of the
earth made new and all the wonderful experiences we would make, but no, we
are still here.
In the light of what we have seen we have more work to do, just like
E.G. White had more work to do so do we. This is the language for the people
who still have to keep on going

Revelation 10: 9-11

This scripture is in reference to the people who have been giving the message of
the three angels expecting Jesus to come. By unveiling all the truths of the
book of Daniel they expected that that was the end. Then they had the bitter
disapointment of what they had hoped for did not come about just yet, they had
some more work to do. It is a similar experience to everyone who has studied
what we have studied throught the three angels. We come up to the wonderful
anticipation of living with the angels in glory with the Lord, but no,
“Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues,
and kings.”
Our work is not finished yet. As this disappointment took place in 1844 at the
close of the second angel's message, the sweet anticipation of the second
Advent which they held was not realised because another angel had to be
proclaimed, and that was the third angel's message from 1844 onwards.

After we have studied and proclaimed the third angel's message, that's not all
yet either. There is another angel after the third angel's message.

{EW 277.1} “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.”

Isn't it a beautiful picture here, if angels are hurrying, what are human agents
doing? Are we in danger of becoming tired? After the third angel's message
another mighty angel is being commissioned to give power and force to this
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.”

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To proclaim the third angel's message another angel came to do this work. Our
study is to examine this other angel to see it as another movement of the
Revelation 18 angel.
We remenber then, as this angel comes to give strength to the third angel's
message, we remember also what we had studied before that the angels were
actually movements that were proclaiming this message.

We reflect back to the first angel's message. This angel that we are talking about
and this Revelation 18 angel, we see exactly what they are to represent.

Revelation 1:20

As we know from the study of the seven churches there are seven periods of
time in which God's one church has been passing through, and in each particular
period the angel of that church was who? What is an angel?

Revelation 2:1

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:

Malachi 2:7

The word angel what does it mean? (Angelos) is the Greek word for messenger.
Jesus is speaking to the angels of the church, the messengers, the priests who
proclaim the message to the people.

The angels of Revelation 14, the first, second and third angels, are the ministry
to the people.

{2SM 387.1} “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.”

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

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

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As we are studying the three angel’s messages we mustn’t forget we have been
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.
Let's just pick up our history a little, let's just mark our path of observance right
through to this point of the Revelation 18 angel.

THE SEVEN CHURCHES

Sardis
Revelation 3:1

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 of this
period 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 is identified.

Philadelphia

Revelation 3:7

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.
For an historical detail of this angel we read

{GC 355.1} “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." .

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

{GC 357.1} “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.”

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

Joseph Wolff preaching in Palestine

{GC 357.2} “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 “

He proclaimed what William Miller proclaimed in America but all across


Europe. That's the angel. William Miller was one, Joseph Wolff and so on.

{GC 368.1} “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

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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 and wide spread the message of the everlasting gospel: "Fear
God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come."

We see the work of proclaiming the first angel's message at the hand of these
men of God. That was the first angel.

{GC 376.1} “As his work tended to build up the churches, it was for a time
regarded with favor.”

The advent movement that was the first angel was at first regarded with favour.
The angel of Sardis was responding to the angel of Philadelphia.

{GC 376.1} “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.”

Here you have an 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 is the Sardis church that 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.

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Laodicea

Revelation 3:14

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.

{EW 254.2} 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.

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.

{EW 254.2} “ 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
he third angel pointing upward, showing the disappointed ones the way to
the holiest of the heavenly sanctuary. As they by faith enter the most holy,
they find Jesus, and hope and joy spring up anew.”

Here is the account, 1844 is past, the people expected Jesus to come in 1844,
they were disappointed, and now comes the third angel and points them to the
heavenly sanctuary.

“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.”

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

{EW 256.1} “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,

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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.”

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

{EW 256.1} “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 256.2} “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.”

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 were proclaiming that.
We are now following the history through to the 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 3:15-16

In our research of the history of the movements, here we have from 1844 -
1848, the third angel coming into focus and the very people who proclaim this
message, but as time goes on, he has to tell 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

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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.

{EW 107.2} “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.
he words addressed to the Laodicean church describe their present
condition perfectly. (See Rev. 3:14-20.) They are "neither cold nor hot,"
but "lukewarm"”

This was written in 1852, that message was already relevant. The angel, the
movement that was to proclaim the third angel's message became neither cold
nor hot.

This is further identified.

{8T 118.4} “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 Many who once were
earnest Adventists are conforming to the world--to its practices, its
customs, its selfishness.”
{8T 119.1} “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.”

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

{6T 60.1} “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

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interests are brought in that the very message which should be proclaimed
with power becomes tame and voiceless.”

So you have a people who are listless and indifferent and as they are in this
condition their demarcation between them and the worldlings is not vivid any
more, they are not visibly revealing a people who are working in harmony with
the universe of heaven. Others within the church who are still trying to do this,
but also there is a stupor and a paralysis upon them, the very message they
should be proclaiming with power is tame and voiceless. It's not being
proclaimed in its vivid impact.
Because Jesus can see this, He then speaks to His people within this movement
in

The Any Man in Laodicea

Revelation 3:20

Notice there were people who were worldly in the church and other people that
are not apparently living in transgression, nevertheless giving their influence on
the side of Satan as though they were openly sinning against God. He says:
“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. This is the invitation, those that respond to this
invitation proclaim the message with power.

{TM 91.2} “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.”

Behold I stand at the door and knock. Within the church there were individuals
who were opening their heart they were messengers within Laodicea.Here are
two people mentioned, Waggoner and Jones. As they opened their hearts to

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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.
It is the third angel's message to be proclaimed with a loud voice and attended
with the outpouring of His Spirit in a large measure.
The call of Jesus was being heeded in the Laodicean ministry, there were some
men who opened their hearts to that.
With that opening of the heart came

The Revelation 18 Angel

Revelation 18:1

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

{7BC 984.6} 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).

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 was 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 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

{1SM 234.6} “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.”

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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 ?

{1SM 234.6} “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”.

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 people that rejected that angel. The forecast that this revelation
portrays to us is frightening for this third angel people.

{TM 79.1} “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 79.2} “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.”

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.

{TM 79.3} “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.

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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.”

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.

{TM 79.3} “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.”

These were the leaders of the Adventist church that were opposing the work of
Jesus in 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 God's 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 was 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.

{8T 231.2} “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:

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"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."

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 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, 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;

{2SM 113.3} "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 114.1} 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.

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

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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?

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

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 Laodiceans.

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.

{GC 604.1} “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.”

These people are another movement now moving together in teamwork. As they
move forward they are identifiable as a movement. Just like the SDA church

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was a movement, William Miller and his associates were a movement and now
these are a movement. The movement that 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;

{RH, July 16, 1895 par. 10} “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.”

This angel that 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...

{RH, July 16, 1895 par. 11} “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.”

Here is the forecast from her time;

{RH, July 16, 1895 par. 12} “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.”

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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.

{RH, July 16, 1895 par. 12} “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.”

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 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 60:1-2

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 third angel and the
Revelation 18 angel 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 movement of people.

There comes another movement in terms of organisational acceptance in God's


eyes.

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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 2:7-8

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

{GC88 604.1} “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.”

Here it is, a movement.

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{RH, November 5, 1889 par. 12} “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?”

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

{2SM 113.3} “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 114.1} 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.

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.

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

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

Isaiah 8:12

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

Isaiah 8:13-16

In this scripture both houses of 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;

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{RH, July 18, 1907 par. 7} 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."

Scripture and amplification from the Spirit of Prophecy state 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

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 5:1-3

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 3:12-13

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.

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Zechariah 4:6-7

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 1:16-17

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 3:1-2, 5

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

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 2:3-5

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

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

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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 angels' 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 34:6-7

In our study of the third angel we saw what that meant. That God's 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

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

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

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.

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

Matthew 5:14-16

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.

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Philippians 2:15

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 60:1-2

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

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

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.

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}

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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:

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

John 1:10-11

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

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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 the 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

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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}

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
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of God as no glory at all. That is the angel and the way the angel will be
received.

Revelation 18:2

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. The power of this people is their love and unity and their stringent
obedience to all of God's 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

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 God's ways, they get wild.

Ezekiel 9:4

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
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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}

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 angels'
messages, they go forth and are the acceptable people as in the days of Noah.

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Revelation 14:12

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.

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3.THE HISTORY OF THE 4TH ANGEL

We are studying the history of the fourth angel and when it comes into
existence. In our last study we studied the description of the character of this
angel. 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 18:1-2

The power and characteristic of these people announce and give the power of
the message. We read in reference to the power in

1 Corinthians 2:3-5

These people are a poor and afflicted people. They are small in number. They
have not much impact in the world by way of man's 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 of power. The earth was
lightened with his glory.

Isaiah 60:1-2

Here is 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.

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Matthew 5:14-16

It is the works that is the light, not just the glory of man's ability. It is the
faithfulness of practise in God's works. There is the power of God, the glory
which is the character of God in practice. And there it is as it says in “he cried
mightily with a loud voice.”

Revelation 18:2

Isaiah 58:1

“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 and the armies of the living God will
take the field.

“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 company in the light wakes them up and also wakes the
slumbering wicked and they become active. 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-

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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}

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
revelation 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?

{TM 91.2} “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.”

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


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

{7BC 984.6} “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).

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.

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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.

Here is a vivid appreciation of the message of this Revelation 18 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.

{TM 78.2} “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!

{TM 79.1} "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 79.2} 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.

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
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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.

{1SM 234.6} “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. 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.”

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.

{1SM 127.3} “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 128.1} “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.

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Reformation signifies a reorganization, a change in ideas and theories,
habits and practices.”

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

{8T 231.2} “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."

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.

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.

{2SM 113.3} “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.”

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

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.

{ChS 41.1} “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.”

It is a solemn statement made to the church here. As you look at the percentage
of this, not five percent. This is a 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.

{5T 136.1} “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 136.2} 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.”

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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{TM 514.3} “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 515.1} 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.”

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 God's 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? A fiery trial. When did the First World
War commence? 1914. 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.

The Hamburg Circular paper 1914. “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 2:13-17 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,

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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.”

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 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.

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 that they
are not in harmony with the Revelation 18 angel.

German Newspaper ‘Dresden Neveste Nachrichtent – April 12th 1918 page


3 “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.”

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.

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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 God's
commandments in the war.

The call to this angel to move forward was foreshadowed in the quote from E.G.
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.

{DA 232.2} “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.”

What 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

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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 recognise the call to move on and they were brought
into public worldwide notice.

{Ev 69.1} “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.”

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 White's
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.

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

{RH, November 5, 1889 par. 12} 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?"

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.

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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 that they would come forth as a
people who are faithful to all the commandments of God. The message of the
1888 angel created a rift in the church which some people, the leaders of the
church, opposed and had they not, it would have spread across the world and
the Revelation 18 angel would have happened in great glory.

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{2SM 113.3} “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 114.1} “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.”

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

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

History revealed this message caused separation. In this study we explore the
phenomenon that took place and we focus on the last movements of this angel
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
as we read in

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

To be among that people we read in Revelation of the kind of people who 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 3:14-16

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 3:17-19

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

Revelation 3:20

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?

Revelation 3:21-22

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

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.

{1T 181.3} “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

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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 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 182.1} 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. 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.”

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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 was progressing in the purity, the message they were
pursuing intensified. This took place because of the true witness to the
Laodiceans.

{1T 181.1} “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.”

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 24:42-44

Jesus is now speaking of the intense timing that is required. We have to be


ready as we don’t know the exact time.

Matthew 24:45-51

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 God's 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.

{EW 277.1} “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.”

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{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.”

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 3:14-15

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

Isaiah 66:5

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

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 5:1-2

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

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

Revelation 12:17

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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

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

Revelation 3:21

With full victory the people of this angel, as we come to the crescendo, they
come to full victory and 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

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.

{EW 277.2} “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 278.1} 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.”

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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.

{AUCR, August 1, 1902 par. 2} “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.”

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

{EW 278.1} “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.”

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.

{GC 607.1} “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

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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.”

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 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;

{Ev 69.1} “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.”

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 26:20-21

(RH Nov. 19, 1908). {4BC 1143.6} “What are the chambers in which they
are to hide? They are the protection of Christ and holy angels. The people

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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.”

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.

{5T 707.3} “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.”

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.

{5T 707.3} “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.”

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

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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.

(MS 175, 1899). {7BC 983.2} “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.”

As God's people are focusing and are in tune with the message of the Revelation
18 angel, the religious elements will awake from slumber as God's 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 clear so we are not caught out by the three unclean spirits. We must be
among the people who are 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.

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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 6:17-18

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

2 Corinthians 6:14-15

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. Of 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, this was one of those elements. It has always been the work of God's
church on earth to call people away from the world to God.

Revelation 22:17

This is the work of God's 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 and you will
be my sons and daughters. Come.

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

Matthew 22:2-10

This is what the kingdom of heaven 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

They fell asleep.

Matthew 25:6

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 now 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

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beautiful message of ‘come’ was muffled by the church. 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 God's kingdom.

Romans 2:12-16

In the hour of the judgment that the First angel announces 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 contained in the law.

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

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

John 1:9

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 conscience.

{DA 638.2} “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

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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.”

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 of heaven. 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 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 in a manner that would convince them. Are they
lost?

{AUCR, August 1, 1902 par. 2} “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.”

These three angels messages have never come to them in circumstances that
brought conviction to their hearts and minds. They have said “No” because the
circumstances or the presentation was one of a church that was lukewarm. That

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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 if they 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 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.

{GC 390.1} “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 those who love God supremely can no longer
remain in connection with such as are "lovers of pleasures more than
lovers of God; having a form of Godliness, but denying the power thereof."

{GC 390.2} 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

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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).

Those who have fallen through the gaps in 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 have 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 as I have 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

Many churches and organisations claim to be God's people;

Song of Solomon 6:9-10

Here is the pure church my undefiled. The same as the church of Revelation 12
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 their final revelation of their Babylonish ways.
The faithful ones wonder where she is. Here she is.

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Song of Solomon 6:9

You had all these different churches and the birth of mother Babylon right down
to this little company to the remnant of God's 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.

{1T 181.3} “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.”

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 for them to come out. As they are
purged and cleansed by the shaking they have gone through they are imbued
with the Spirit of God in the latter rain. 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 from heaven, others will hear the
clarity as this church now is no longer marred by lukewarmness.

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

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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 is 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 where do they know where to come to
as it is a people that is proclaiming the message that are in tune with.

Hebrews 12:22-26

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, to the assembly of the first born.

Hebrews 12:22-23

The voice from heaven from Revelation 18:4 gives every Christian the Three
Angels Messages and an opportunity to hear the voice and to make a decision.
That is the last final cry. Notice to whom he is calling 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 11:32-39

Hebrews 11:13-16

When the cry comes out from heaven through the agency 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

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had trial of cruel mockings. These were the faithful people of all ages and that is
God's church.

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

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 that 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 as Jesus was
mistreated.

{RH, August 28, 1883 par. 13} “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. 15} 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.”

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 God's 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

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 comes 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.

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Isaiah 26:20-21

What are these chambers that they are called into?

(RH Nov. 19, 1908). {4BC 1143.6} "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 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”

They are not in great big companies in one part of the world. They are scattered
all over the world in little companies 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 going lightning speed to destruction

{EW 88.3} “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.”

They are the church triumphant. They look triumphant with the glory of God
shining upon them. 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.

{DA 671.2} “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

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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.”

They stand forth under the power of the Holy Spirit.

{DA 671.3} “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.”

It is the voice from heaven.

{DA 671.4} "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.”

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 difference 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. It will come in the most effectual circumstances
so that the people who are God's 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 33:16-17

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. While the world is rocking to and fro, God will be
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protecting them in their chambers. This is when the plagues are all being spread
about and God's people have just been called out not to be partakers of the
plagues.

Psalm 91:4-10

Come out of her my people that you receive not of her plagues. It all links
together. All the beautiful 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 crashes, 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.

PROLOGUE
As we have concluded the entire series of the three angels and the
other angel, it is now my sincere prayer, that all who receive these
messages, that you will be nourished and benefited by this.

As we have seen in this final study, it is a present message, it is a


message that is urgent. As we look around us, we see already that
the earth is crumbling, the quote we gave

1 T : 268 “My attention was then called from the scene. There
seemed to be a little time of peace. Once more the inhabitants of
the earth were presented before me; and again everything was in
the utmost confusion. Strife, war, and bloodshed, with famine and
pestilence, raged everywhere. Other nations were engaged in this
war and confusion. War caused famine. Want and bloodshed
caused pestilence. And then men's hearts failed them for fear,
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"and for looking after those things which are coming on the
earth."

Is that not where we are standing now, ever since the second
world war, because there the prophet saw the first world war,
then the little time of peace between the two world wars, then the
second world war, and since the second world war men's hearts
have been failing them for fear for what's coming on the planet.

How many years since the second world war finished? Quite a
while, so we are now at this point where there is a little time left.
May all who hear this message recognise the events and take their
place, not necessarily with an adherence to man's organisations,
but adherence to that church that we have just studied here.
That it is a faithful people who will not be moved by the false
interpretations of Bible teachings and who will recognise the voice
of the Holy Spirit through His people. This is my prayer for
everyone that hears these messages, and may we meet though we
don't know each other across the planet, but may we meet and
recognise each other when we are faithful to the end and will have
a place together on the earth made new.
Amen

Br. John Thiel

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