The Remnant will proclaim the good news of the Kingdom.
In Revelation 14:1 – 5, John describes the righteous in Jesus, the 144,000, Standing with the Lamb on the mount Zion. The unstated question here is, what enabled the 144,000 to wear the white robes of Christ’s righteousness. Then John observes a pictorial answer to this question. Because they accepted Jesus’s victory as theirs, the yielded believers were dressed in the white robes of Christ’s righteousness. Christians proclaimed this wonderful news throughout the centuries of the Christian era. The Remnant will proclaim it again with greater urgency. “Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth – to every nation, tribe, language and people.” Revelation 14:6. There is only one eternal Gospel because there is one Jesus Christ, and He is the Eternal Good News for humankind. The three (3) angels proclaim it; however, there is one Gospel, one good news. The three angels proclaim the same message. The good news the three angels proclaim is the same one that an angel proclaimed to the shepherds in the field. “I bring you good news…there is born to you a Savior.” Luke 2:8-12.
The good news, the everlasting Gospel, is that God, in Jesus Christ, has defeated the Enemy, Satan, and everything associated with evil. Only those who have denied themselves will, because of Jesus the everlasting Gospel, inherit eternity. “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come…” Revelation 14:7. John heard the proclamation in the past tense, “has come,” which affirms that it has been completed. The “has come” refers to the world’s judgment in the body of Jesus Christ on the cross at Golgotha. Those who live on the earth, the self-loving and self-righteous, will physically experience the judgment after the millennium. Revelation 20:11 – 15. These are referred to as “dead” because their sinful life has died forever, in the body of Jesus Christ on the cross at Golgotha. Those who have died to themselves and Christ lives in them will not be subject to another judgment in addition to one on the cross at Golgotha. John 3:18.
The first angel calls on the people to “fear God” because he has accomplished His plan for humankind. The Enemy, Satan. Did not succeed in his attempt to frustrate God’s plan for humankind. Three angels proclaim the everlasting Gospel, signifying that it is complete, perfect, and all-inclusive. There is no need to add or delete from it or modify it. IT IS DONE FOREVER! Jesus Christ is the Good news for all humanity and, therefore, He is the Gospel that we must proclaim to those who live on earth. The good news is not a doctrine or teaching of any particular church or denomination. These are things made by men. Isaiah 29:13. The Good news is that God has accomplished everything needed for the salvation of humankind, in the body of Jesus Christ, on the cross at Golgotha. No one can add anything to it. IT IS COMPLETE.
Continued in the next blog.