REVELATION 14:  GOD IS MERCIFUL TO THE END

by Tammy Phillips
November 10, 2021

REVELATION 14

On October 26, we discussed Revelation 7 and the 144,000 sealed Jews at the beginning of the Great Tribulation.  In Revelation 14:1-5 we see them victoriously singing at the end of the Great Tribulation!

Next, we see the ministry of three angels in Revelation 14:7-11. This is straightforward and to the point. Their job is to preach the gospel to the ones left on earth. Father God in all His mercy is still trying to reach the last soul.  He sends angels to speak loudly and proclaim:

Angel 1 (v.7): 

  • Fear God. Fear God alone and not the beast.
  • Give glory to Him.
  • The hour of His judgment has come.
  • Worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea, and springs of water.
  • In chapter 13, the Beast demands worship. God asks for our worship.

Angel 2(v.8):

  • Babylon is fallen.
  • “She has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
  • —Stay tuned to Rev 17 to see what this fully means.   In a nutshell, spiritual fornication is over, the harlot religious system is done, and the worship of any other God is over.  Jesus is King.  Jesus drank the cup of wrath on the cross, so we didn’t have to. Sadly, if Jesus is rejected, the Father’s wrath is poured up for His enemies.  Angel 3 describes the pour, and it is bad.

Angel 3(v.9-11):

  • Anyone who worships the beast and his image…
  • Anyone who receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand…
  • He will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full
  • He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.
  • The smoke of their torment will ascend forever and ever.
  • They have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.
  • Get the mark and receive forever torment. NO SALVATION.

God is merciful.  He sent Jesus to preach His word.  When Jesus exited the earth, He left His disciples to spread the good news.  The disciples left the Church, the body of Christ, to share the gospel.  When the bride of Christ, the Church, is called to heaven, God raises the 144, 000.   After they finish their assignment, the ministering angels and the two witnesses take over preaching the gospel.  Salvation is proclaimed until end of days.

Humanity is told and  given a choice between the torment of Rev. 14:9-11 and the rest found in Rev. 14:13.  We have the option to rebel against God and willingly receive torment now and eternally. We have a much better option.  Choose Jesus, patiently endure, keep His commandments, and the faith of Jesus,  and enter His rest now and forever. It is our choice!

“Here is the patience of the saints; here [are] those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write: ‘Blessed [are] the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ ” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”” (Revelation 14:12-13 NKJV)

 Reaping the Earth’s Harvest

Revelation 14:14-16 describes a great harvest of souls for the kingdom of God from the ministry of the angels.

Reaping the Grapes of Wrath

Revelation 14:17-18  is a preview of the bloodbath that will result from the Battle of Armageddon.

“And another angel came out from the altar, who had power over fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, “Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe.” So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth and threw [it] into the great winepress of the wrath of God.” (Revelation 14:18-19 NKJV)

The “clusters of the vine” are the clusters of remaining people on earth.  The winepress is the final battle of Armageddon.

“And the winepress was trampled outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the horses’ bridles, for one thousand six hundred furlongs.” (Revelation 14:20 NKJV)

Blood is shed and spread from the battle of Armageddon for 1600 furlongs or 200 miles Revelation  19 details this battle in more detail.

I enCOURAGE you to focus on your relationship with Jesus.  Be strong in the Lord.  Patiently endure.  Keep His commands.  Keep the faith.  We know who wins and reigns, Jesus!  

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