Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people— saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.”
And another angel followed, saying, “Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.”
Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”
The first part calls for the following:
- Fear God and give Him glory
- The Hour of His judgment is come
- Worship the Creator
This angel is carrying the Gospel with the message that is to be preached to everyone who dwells here on earth.
The second part of the message predicts the fall of a false religious system. The third part of the message warns about what happens to those who worships the beast and receives its mark. The beast represents a false religious system and its mark has to do with worship.
The recent predictions that the world will come to an end beginning on May 21, 2011, while not scriptural because the Bible clearly states that no one knows the hour in which Christ will return, it is a wake up call for us. We must get ready to spread the everlasting Gospel with the world and make sure that we are prepared so that when Jesus returns we are not left out in the cold like the five foolish virgins.