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In Revelation 14:6-12 we find three angels bearing solemn messages to the inhabitants of the earth. The first proclaims that the hour of God’s judgment has come. (Remember, the judgment began at the end of the “2300 days” of Daniel 8 and 9.) The second angel announces the fall of modern spiritual Babylon. And the third warns against worshipping the beast and his image and receiving his mark.
Once the messages have been proclaimed to the entire world, “the harvest of earth” is reaped (Revelation 14:15). “The harvest is the end of the world.” Matthew 13:39.
The three angels’ messages, therefore, constitute Heaven’s appeal to humanity in these last days of earth’s history. As such, they deserve the full attention of all who would prepare themselves for the final events.
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.”
Revelation 14:6 “And I saw another angel fly 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.”
1. According to the passage, who are we not to worship? Revelation 14:9
2. In what terms is the One whom we are to worship identified? Revelation 14:7
3. Upon what basis is God declared worthy to receive glory and honor and power? Revelation 4:11
Throughout the Scriptures, the fact that God created all things is presented as that which sets Him above all false gods, and makes Him alone worthy of our worship (1 Chronicles 16:25, 26; Jeremiah 10:11, 12; Isaiah 45:18).
While modern scientists vainly attempt to disprove creation, the first angel of Revelation 14 proclaims a message designed to draw the attention of the world to “Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.”
4. The worshippers of God are identified as keeping what? Revelation 14:12
5. What do the commandments of God say about creation? Exodus 20:11
Notice that the angel of Revelation 14:7 uses the wording of the fourth commandment to call the world back to the true worship of God.
6. When the heavens and the earth were finished, and God had ended His work, what did He do on the seventh day? Genesis 2:1, 2
7. What two things did God do to the seventh day? Genesis 2:3
Sanctify: “To reserve for sacred use; consecrate. To make holy. To cause to be piously observed or revered.” The American Heritage Dictionary.
8. Why did God make the seventh day special? Genesis 2:3
9. Did the Creator rest because He was weary? Isaiah 40:28
10. Then for whose benefit did He make the Sabbath? Mark 2:27
11. The Lord rested on the seventh day, blessed it, and did what else to it? Exodus 20:11
Hallow: “To make or set apart as holy.” Dictionary.
12. Since he made it holy, we must remember to do what? Exodus 20:8
13. On whose day was John in the Spirit? Revelation 1:10
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The Lengths of days, months, seasons, and years are determined by the movements of the earth and moon in relation to the sun. But the seven-day weekly cycle is not a known astronomical unit of any kind. Its existence can be explained only by the fact that God declared and established it when He created the world.
IDENTIFYING THE BIBLICAL SABBATH
14. Which day does the Lord claim as His? Isaiah 58:13
15. Which day is the Sabbath of the Lord? Exodus 20:10
16. Jesus referred to Himself as Lord of what? Mark 2:28
17. Did Jesus keep His Father’s commandments? John 15:10
18. Did Jesus observe the seventh-day Sabbath? Luke 4:16
19. He that says he abides in Him ought to walk how? 1 John 2:6
20. What has God designated as a sign of the relationship between Him and His people? Ezekiel 20:20
21. What is necessary in order to activate a testament? Hebrews 9:16
22. At the time of Jesus’ death, was there still a Sabbath commandment? Luke 23:56
23. Once a covenant has been confirmed by the death of the testator, can any alterations be made in it after that time? Galatians 3:15
24. Will God Himself ever change it? Psalm 89:34
25. Who will enter in through the gates into the Holy City? Revelation 22:14
26. Does that include keeping the commandment about the Sabbath? James 2:10