by Dionne Sabbay Thompson ( January 2009 )
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written. The just shall live by faith.
(Rom 1:16,17 KJV).
Historically, the Three Angels’ Messages (Rev 14:6-12) have left their mark, each Angel, reserving a space in Earth’s history. THE FIRST ANGEL’S MESSAGE occurred in 1831, (Great Controversy p 331) THE SECOND ANGEL’S MESSAGE in 1844 (Summer) , (Great Controversy p 389) and THE THIRD ANGEL’S MESSAGE in 1844 (Fall) (Great Controversy p 432). Herein lies our focus for this study, as the Loud Cry of the Third Angel’s message is where we stand today in 2009. The onset of the Loud Cry Message, 1888, set forth the occurrence of Latter Rain, an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit, sent to revive the Seventh-day Adventist Church of its Laodicean condition which existed since 1859 (Testimonies For The Church Vol 1, p 185-186). Thus, it remains IMPERATIVE that we study to shew ourselves approved unto God (2 Timothy 2:15). We must search the scriptures daily for light and knowledge, as “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple” (Psalms 119:130, 1 Selected Messages 359.2). Once God’s chosen begin to study diligently, the enemy, Satan, will make every effort to attempt to shut out their light, thus it is imperative that our hearts be filled with the Word, Christ the Messiah (Gal 4:19, Col 1:27).
The Loud Cry of the Third Angel’s message (Justification by Faith) was recapitulated by the Fourth Angel with added power and glory (Rev 18:1-4). The Latter rain teaches of Christ’s atonement for our sins, as He bore the curse of the law (Gal 4:4). As Overcomers, by grace through genuine faith, we can be Victorious over sin, perfecting Christian characters, through the Righteousness of Christ, as whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. As we seek to gain Salvation from the Merits of Christ, our soul will make progress, preserving our Salvation plan. “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Matt 5:48, John 3:16, Heb 11:6, Eph 2:8, Phil 3:9, 1Thess 5:23).
Christians, manifesting the fruits of the Spirit will evidence the following character traits
(Galatians 4:19, 5:22-23):
Gal 4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Gal 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
We must prepare and pray for the “Latter Rain, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Scriptures reveal that Christ is waiting for his true church to complete the work relating to the Everlasting gospel contained in the three angel’s messages
THREE ANGEL’S MESSAGES
Rev 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,
Rev 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, 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.
Rev 14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
Rev 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
Rev 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
Rev 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
Rev 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.
Rev 14:14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
Overcomers MUST teach the “Loud Cry” of the Third Angel’s message, the Fourth Angel’s Message. Purposefully, the Latter rain (the Fourth Angel’s message Revelations 18:1-4) provides an outpouring of righteous teachings, flowing through righteous Loud Cry messengers; for the Sealing and Sanctification of God’s people (Joel 2:23, Romans 8:30, Eph 4:30, James 5:7, Rev 7:1-4). :
THE LOUD CRY, FOURTH ANGEL’S MESSAGE
Rev 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
Rev 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
Rev 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
THE LOUD CRY by Dr. Walter Veith
One MUST constantly work on perfecting character, as it is imperative and the Word teaches such (Matt 5:48, 1John 3:9). The year 2008, a serious time for our generation, has provided signs that point to the imminent passing of the Enforced National Sunday Law, the forthcoming Mark of the Beast (Rev 13:11-18). Powerful/Elite Protestant Entities in America will become the image of the Roman Catholic Church’s Papacy, reinstating the laws of Sunday law persecution ( Rev 13:11-18 ). The National Sunday Law by definition will begin and apply to the United States of America, later becoming globally standardized, while the world welcomes a cashless system, a NEW WORLD ORDER. America, with it’s tremendous Power and Influence, as per the scriptures, written by John the Revelator, will allow the Papacy to reestablish Sunday as a Persecutory law (Rev 13:14), THE MARK OF THE BEAST.
Praying for the “Latter Rain”, Overcomers, “Perfect in Character” who truly love Christ can be Victorious over sin through the righteousness of Christ:
Mat 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Jud 1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
1Th 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1Jn 3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
Php 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
Php 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
Php 3:11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.