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Copr. 1997, Bruce N. Cameron, J.D.

LESSON 6 - THE GOOD NEWS FOR THE WORLD (REVELATION 14:6,7)

INTRODUCTION: LAST WEEK YOU RECALL THAT WE TOOK A CONFIDENCE BREAK. 
AFTER SEEING THE RED DRAGON ON THE SHORE, AND THEN HIS TWO BEAST
BUDDIES COME UP OUT OF THE LAND AND THE SEA, WE NEEDED TO KNOW THAT
THINGS WOULD TURN OUT "OK."  THAT WAS LAST WEEKS MESSAGE ABOUT THE
144K.  

NOW THAT YOUR CONFIDENCE IS BACK, WE CONTINUE OUR STORY JUST WHERE WE
LEFT IT IN REV. 13, AFTER THE APPEARANCE OF THE BEAST THAT HAD HORNS LIKE
A LAMB AND THE VOICE OF A DRAGON.

I. TIME
      A. READ REV.14: 6&7.
      B.  DOES THE TEXT GIVE US AN IDEA OF WHEN THIS MESSAGE IS
            GIVEN? ("THE HOUR OF HIS JT. HAS COME.")
      C. SINCE YOU HAVE SUGGESTED TO ME IN THE PAST THAT WE LIVE               IN
THE LAST DAYS, AND CERTAINLY DURING THE TIME OF THE                JT., WHY
HAVEN'T WE SEEN OR HEARD THIS ANGEL?
            1. WILL A LITERAL ANGEL GIVE THIS MESSAGE FROM THE SKY?
            2. DO PEOPLE GIVE THIS MESSAGE?
                  (YES. PEOPLE OF GOD WORKING IN HARMONY WITH HEAVEN
                  GIVE THIS MESSAGE.)
      D. LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT.  WE LIVE IN THE END TIME. THIS IS A
MESSAGE GIVEN BY THOSE WHO WORK IN HARMONY WITH HEAVEN DURING THE
END TIME.  SO IF WE ARE IN HARMONY WITH HEAVEN, THIS IS OUR MESSAGE?

II. MESSAGE
      A. WHAT IS IT THAT THE ANGEL HAS TO TALK ABOUT? (THE
            "ETERNAL GOSPEL.")
      B. LETS PUT REV. ASIDE FOR ONE MOMENT.  IF I ASKED YOU TO TELL ME IN
3 SENTENCES WHAT THE GOSPEL WAS, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? (BLKBOARD THIS.)
      C. I DON'T SEE ANYONE WHO SPOKE OF JT. IS IT PART OF THE GOSPEL TO SAY
THAT PEOPLE WILL FACE A JT?  IS THIS LIKE THE PEOPLE WHO START OUT BY
TELLING PEOPLE ABOUT HELL FIRE?
            1. LETS ASSUME THAT YOU ARE A LITTLE MORE SUBTLE, OR THAT YOU
DON'T BELIEVE IN HELL FIRE; DO YOU SAY THAT YOU WILL DIE FOREVER?  THAT
YOU HAVE A HEAVEN TO LOSE?  THAT YOU WILL DIE AND THAT YOU WILL BURN
TO DEATH?
      D. AS I LOOK AT REV.14:7, THE FIRST THING THAT THE ANGEL MENTIONS IS
JT!
      E. IT SEEMS THAT IF WE ARE TO GIVE THE 1ST ANGELS MESSAGE, WE HAVE
TO TALK ABOUT JT.
      F. THE LESSON (SUN) SUGGESTS THAT THE 1844 MOVEMENT WAS A
FULFILLMENT OF THIS PROPHECY.  DO YOU AGREE?
      G. PART OF THE MESSAGE OF JT IS TO "FEAR GOD AND GIVE HIM GLORY
BECAUSE THE HOUR OF JT HAS COME."  WHAT SPECIFICALLY, DO YOU SAY TO
CONVEY THIS MESSAGE? (OUR LESSON SAYS THAT THE GREEK WORD FOR FEAR
HERE IS "PHOBEO."  MEANS TO COME BEFORE HIM WITH REVERENCE AND AWE. 
THE IDEA OF ABSOLUTE LOYALTY.  I LIKE THE IDEA THAT WE ARE HAPPY THAT
THE JT IS HERE SO WE SAY, "GLORY TO GOD.")
      H. LAST, LETS GET INTO THE PART OF THE MESSAGE THAT I LIKE THE BEST:
WORSHIP HIM....
            1. OF ALL THE WAYS THE ANGEL COULD HAVE DESCRIBED JESUS, WHY
DID HE USE THIS?  WHY NOT PRINCE OF PEACE, LORD OF LORDS, I AM, SAVIOR, SON
OF MAN? (OR ANY OTHERS YOU CAN THINK OF)
      (THINK HE SAID IT FOR A REASON: THAT THIS HIT AT THE ROOT OF A
CONTROVERSY FOR THAT TIME.)
      I. WHAT CONTROVERSY FITS THIS NAME? (EX. 20:11-SABBATH)
      J. IS THIS THE ONLY CONTROVERSY THAT FITS THAT NAME? (EVOLUTION)
      K. ANY OTHER CONTROVERSY FIT THAT NAME? (THE IDEA THAT MAN IS
GETTING BETTER.  CAN BY READING BOOKS, WORKING, GET BETTER.  THE
OPPOSITE OF THE IDEA THAT MAN WAS CREATED PERFECT AND HAS BEEN IN A
SLIDE EVER SINCE.)
      L. IF THIS IS THE IMPORTANT MESSAGE THAT THE ANGEL IS GIVING TO THE
WORLD, WHAT IS THE OLD RED DRAGON AND HIS BUDDY BEASTS LIKELY DOING
ABOUT THIS? (IT SEEMS THAT THEY WOULD BE DOING THEIR BEST TO OBSCURE
THE MESSAGE.)
            1. DO YOU SEE THIS TODAY? WHAT IS THE VIEW OF THE WORLD ON THE
SABBATH AND CREATION? (GIVES ME GREAT CONFIDENCE IN THE DOCTRINE OF
THE SABBATH)
      M. DO YOU SEE THE CONCEPT OF R BY F AS BEING AT ISSUE WITH THE FIRST
ANGEL?
 

III. NEXT WEEK: BABYLON IS FALLEN--THE SECOND ANGEL.