17. A Mighty Angel

Posted Oct 12, 2011 by Adrian Ebens in Divine Pattern Original Articles Hits: 2,125

Rev 18:1-2  After these things I saw another angel coming down out of heaven, having great authority; and the earth was lightened with his glory.  (2)  And he cried with a mighty voice, saying, Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, and is become a habitation of demons, and a hold of every unclean spirit, and a hold of every unclean and hateful bird.

What we have tried to present in this series is simply this:

This message was to bring more prominently before the world the uplifted Saviour, the sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. It presented justification through faith in the Surety; it invited the people to receive the righteousness of Christ, which is made manifest in obedience to all the commandments of God. Many had lost sight of Jesus.[counterfeit cornerstone] They needed to have their eyes directed to His divine person, His merits, and His changeless love for the human family. All power is given [by the Father – “Of Whom”] into His hands, that He may dispense [By Whom] rich gifts unto men, imparting the priceless gift of His own righteousness to the helpless human agent. This is the message that God commanded to be given to the world. It is the third angel's message, which is to be proclaimed with a loud voice, and attended with the outpouring of His Spirit in a large measure.  {TM 91.2}

As we behold the lamb of God as the great Divine “By Whom” Channel of the Father’s blessing; as we build on the divine Cornerstone who inherited all things of the Father; as our families, communities and churches discern the beauty of Christ as the only begotten of the Father and begin to pattern themselves after Father and Son then the earth will be lightened with the glory of Christ.

Is it not the revelation of Christ as the Cornerstone of every aspect of our society that is the key to revival, reformation thus forming an organised body eager, joyous, focused on sharing what has brought them so much joy.

Brethren I present to you the chief cornerstone of our faith – The Lord Jesus Christ the Son of the Father in truth and love 2 John 1:3

This revelation of Christ as related to His Father exposes the work of Babylon and her efforts to replace the cornerstone. I have presented to you how I see that Adventism has repeated the work of Samson and the sons of Eli to lead us into captivity. Yet deliverance is at hand.

Let us take up the work of repentance, prayer and pleading for our leaders in whatever station they occupy. Let us appeal and submit ourselves to our church leaders that Christ might be placed before them in a spirit of meekness and fear.

I trust that soon our Father will indeed answer the prayer of His Son

Joh 17:1-3  These things spake Jesus; and lifting up his eyes to heaven, he said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that the son may glorify thee:  (2)  even as thou gavest him authority over all flesh, that to all whom thou hast given him, he should give eternal life.  (3)  And this is life eternal, that they should know thee the only true God, and him whom thou didst send, even Jesus Christ.