The Messages of the Three Angels

Revelation 14

6 Then I saw another angel k flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to l those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people. 7 And he said with a loud voice, m "Fear God and n give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and o worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the p springs of water."

8 Another angel, a second, followed, saying, q "Fallen, fallen is r Babylon the great, s she who made all nations drink t the wine of the passion 1 of her sexual immorality."

9 And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone u worships the beast and its image and receives v a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he also will drink w the wine of God's wrath, x poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and y he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And z the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and a they have no rest, day or night, these u worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name."

12 b Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who c keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus. 2

13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Write this: d Blessed are the dead e who die in the Lord from now on." "Blessed indeed," says the Spirit, f "that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!"

  1. Cross References
    Revelation 8:13
    Then I looked, and I heard an eagle crying with a loud voice as it flew directly overhead, "Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, at the blasts of the other trumpets that the three angels are about to blow!
  2. Cross References
    Revelation 3:10
    Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.
  3. Cross References
    Revelation 15:4
    Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.
  4. Cross References
    Revelation 11:13
    And at that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.
  5. Cross References
    Nehemiah 9:6
    You are the Lord, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you.
    Revelation 4:11
    "Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created."
  6. Cross References
    Revelation 8:10
    The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.
    Revelation 16:4
    The third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water, and they became blood.
  7. Cross References
    Revelation 18:2
    And he called out with a mighty voice, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place for demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast.
    Isaiah 21:9
    And behold, here come riders, horsemen in pairs!" And he answered, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon; and all the carved images of her gods he has shattered to the ground.
    Jeremiah 51:8
    Suddenly Babylon has fallen and been broken; wail for her! Take balm for her pain; perhaps she may be healed.
  8. Cross References
    Revelation 16:19
    The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell, and God remembered Babylon the great, to make her drain the cup of the wine of the fury of his wrath.
    Revelation 17:5
    And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: "Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth's abominations.
    Revelation 18:10
    They will stand far off, in fear of her torment, and say, "Alas! Alas! You great city, you mighty city, Babylon! For in a single hour your judgment has come.
    Daniel 4:30
    And the king answered and said, "Is not this great Babylon, which I have built by my mighty power as a royal residence and for the glory of my majesty?
  9. Cross References
    Jeremiah 51:7
    Babylon was a golden cup in the Lord 's hand, making all the earth drunken; the nations drank of her wine; therefore the nations went mad.
  10. Cross References
    Revelation 18:3
    For all nations have drunk the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown rich from the power of her luxurious living.
  11. Cross References
    Revelation 13:15
    And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain.
  12. Cross References
    Revelation 13:16
    Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead.
  13. Cross References
    Revelation 16:19
    The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell, and God remembered Babylon the great, to make her drain the cup of the wine of the fury of his wrath.
    Job 21:20
    Let their own eyes see their destruction, and let them drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
  14. Cross References
    Revelation 18:6
    Pay her back as she herself has paid back others, and repay her double for her deeds; mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed.
    Isaiah 1:22
    Your silver has become dross, your best wine mixed with water.
  15. Cross References
    Revelation 20:10
    And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
  16. Cross References
    Isaiah 34:10
    Night and day it shall not be quenched; its smoke shall go up forever. From generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it forever and ever.
    Revelation 18:18
    And cried out as they saw the smoke of her burning, "What city was like the great city?
    Revelation 19:3
    Once more they cried out, "Hallelujah! The smoke from her goes up forever and ever.
    Genesis 19:28
    And he looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah and toward all the land of the valley, and he looked and, behold, the smoke of the land went up like the smoke of a furnace.
  17. Cross References
    Revelation 4:8
    And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say, "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!
  18. Cross References
    Revelation 14:9
    And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand.
  19. Cross References
    Revelation 13:10
    If anyone is to be taken captive, to captivity he goes; if anyone is to be slain with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.
  20. Cross References
    Revelation 12:17
    Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea.
  21. Cross References
    Revelation 20:6
    Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.
    Ecclesiastes 4:2
    And I thought the dead who are already dead more fortunate than the living who are still alive.
  22. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 15:18
    Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
    1 Thessalonians 4:16
    For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
  23. Cross References
    Revelation 6:11
    Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been.
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