Present Truth Part 2
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, Revelation 14:6 (Emphasis supplied).
In Revelation 14:6 we find the first part of what constitutes the final revelation of present truth. I say this because of what Jesus said 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. (Emphasis supplied).
Jesus said the end will come when everyone has had an opportunity to hear the gospel. Revelation 14:6 lets us know the gospel will be preached to every nation, kindred, tongue and people. Therefore, this message has to be the last revelation of present truth. In the next verse we are told what the present truth for the last generation is:
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. Revelation 14:7 (Emphasis supplied).
Previous generations had already received present truth that revealed the only true God worthy of worship was the God of creation (see Exodus 20:8-11) and therefore their only fear should be that their lives would not bring glory to Him (see Matthew 6:24-34 & I Peter 2:9-12). However, what had not been revealed to previous generations is the part that says:
… for the hour of his judgment is come:
This is the final revelation of present truth that completes the gospel. It is the part that will fully reveal the mystery of godliness and fully expose the mystery of iniquity. It is the part of the gospel that must be heard, understood and obeyed by those of us who are living at a time when the everlasting gospel is being preached to every nation, kindred, tongue and people.
Next week we are going to deal with why the message of God’s judgment qualifies to be called the everlasting gospel and how God will use it to finish the mystery of God and the mystery of iniquity. In the meantime I leave you with these two scriptures to prayerfully ponder:
But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. Revelation 10:7 (Emphasis supplied).
And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become [the kingdoms] of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. Revelation 11: 15 (Emphasis supplied).