Three Angels Message

The prophetic messages recorded in Rev. 14:6–11 , and there represented as being proclaimed by three angels flying in midheaven. In their context these messages constitute God’s last appeal to the world to accept salvation in Christ and to prepare for His imminent advent, which is pictured symbolically in the verses that follow. The first angel’s message ( Rev. 14:6 , 7 ) is basically a proclamation of “the everlasting gospel” of salvation in Jesus Christ at the time “the hour of his judgment is come.” It is a last-day appeal to “fear God, and give glory to him” and to “worship him,” in order to avoid condemnation in the impending judgment. A corollary reason is given for worshiping God—He “made heaven and earth,” including human beings. God thus has a twofold j...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.