Summary: This sermon deals with God's final warning to man to accept the Gospel.
The Gospel During Tribulation
6Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth--to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people—
7saying with a loud voice, "Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water."
8And another angel followed, saying, "Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication."
9Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand,
10he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.
11And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name."
12Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
13Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, "Write: 'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.' " "Yes," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them."
We continue our look at Revelation where we left off last Sunday.
The first 6 verses of chapter 14
were about John’s vision of heaven
and the 144,000 Jewish witnesses.
Many preachers say people cannot be saved after the Rapture.
Therefore, we should be spreading the Gospel now
before it’s too late!
Yes, Jesus gave us the Great Commission in Matthew 24:14
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Today we will read about an angel sent to preach the Gospel.
This will happen after the rapture and during Tribulation.
It will indeed be the final offer of salvation to man.
So let’s open our Bibles to Revelation chapter 14.
Verses 6 and 7 Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth--to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people—7 saying with a loud voice, "Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water."
Verse 6 introduces the first of 5 angels.
These angels carry a special message concerning
the middle of the Tribulation period.
This angel is commissioned to go forth preaching the gospel.
That’s unusual for an angel to be preaching the gospel.
Usually this is something done by human beings.
That is an indication of the seriousness of the situation.
We know that before the Tribulation begins,
the Church will be raptured to heaven.
Early in the days of Tribulation 144,000 Israelites
accept Jesus as their savior and become His witnesses.
Through their preaching of the gospel
many more Jewish and Gentile people are saved.
However, we saw in the beginning of this chapter
that at this point in time these 144,000 witnesses are in heaven.
What does this angel preach?
It’s the Everlasting Gospel.
Is that a different gospel from that preached today?
No! This is the same gospel as we preach today.
The word “everlasting” means unchanging, eternal and unending.
The Apostle Paul says in Galatians 1:8:
But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.
People in the tribulation will be saved
the same way folks in the Old Testament and New Testament are;
the same we you and I are saved;
by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Greek word translated to "gospel" means "good news".
The eternal good news is to receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith.
The gospel declares that all human beings are sinners
and God's remedy for sin comes through faith in Jesus
who "died for our sins and was raised on the third day.
This first angel’s message will be preached
" to those who dwell on the earth--to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people".
Jesus said the same thing in Matthew 24:14: "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come."