The Three Angels' Messages
Where do we read about “Three Angels,” and the messages they bring? They are messages that are found in the heart of the book of Revelation, within the 14th chapter. Since they come right before the description of Christ's glorious return (verse 14 of that chapter), they represent God's final appeal to a lost and dying world. They contain vital information that God wants the world to know before He comes back. These messages, like no others, put into the spotlight the issues that face our globe as the era of sin comes to its close. They tell us how we may align ourselves with God's kingdom. We must know what these verses mean, and we must apply the truths they bring into our lives, by His grace!
Even though they are presented as being “three messages,” actually we can say that they convey “one message,” the message of an endless love of God Whose heart desperately yearns for His creatures to know Him, Whom to know is eternal life. John 17: 3. God has a challenge; He wants to fix the problems of Planet Earth. He wants to eradicate the sin problem forever so that His universe can be clean and perfect again, and sin will never return. It's all about His great love! “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16. Thus our study, as well as the book from which it is drawn, bears the title, “Three Angels, One Message.” The theme of God's love is a golden thread woven through these seven verses, and of course, the entire Bible.
The purpose of this study is to give emphasis to these messages. It is to make them understandable and easy to comprehend. It is hoped that anyone reading this material will know what these messages are about, and not just digest the information but gladly follow the light given within them. Remember, the blessing pronounced in the opening verses of Revelation is given to those who read, hear and keep those things written therein. If we don’t apply to our lives the messages from the Bible we learn, it does us no good. Rejected light becomes darkness. May God give us wisdom as we seek Him and His truth!
-Three Angels One Message, Anderson, p. 9-10