The world is coming to an end. So, it is time for us Seventh-day Adventists to be more daring in proclaiming the messages of the three angels so that there is no other work of greater importance than this.
This World Week of Prayer (November 6-13), Pastor Ted Wilson invites you to join other Adventists around the world to delve deeply into these messages through the special November issue of Adventist World magazine. Be a part of this global event by downloading a copy of this magazine from adventistworld.org.
God has a special mission in every age. Details may vary, but the ultimate goal remains the same – to bring people into a saving relationship with God for eternity.
Over 2,500 years ago, God used Daniel to fulfill his prophecies in his day. But these prophecies extend to our time and beyond. They are identified in Revelation 10 as a “little book” sealed to the end. Verses 8 and 9 say: “Go, take the little book which is open … take it and eat it; and it will make your stomach bitter, but it will be as sweet as honey in your mouth.
It dates back to the great disappointment of 1844, marking the end of the 2,300 year prophecy concerning the cleansing of the sanctuary and the investigative judgment.
It was a bitter disappointment when Jesus did not come as Adventist believers had expected. But they did not know that their work was not finished yet because there was another message to be given to the whole world.
As you know, this message became known as the Three Angels Messages, divided into three parts described in Revelation 14: 6-12. The first and second messages were given by early Adventist believers. The third would be given before the second coming of Christ. And the combination of these messages would be God’s final call to the world.
Now our mission as the church of the remnant of God is clarified as stated here: “In a particular sense Seventh-day Adventists have been established in the world as watchers and bearers of light. They were given the final warning for an endangered world. On them shines a marvelous light of the word of God. They were entrusted with a work of the greatest importance: the proclamation of the messages of the first, second and third angels. There is no other work of such great importance. They must not allow anything else to absorb their attention … The world must be warned, and the people of God must be faithful to the confidence entrusted to them ”(9T 19).
Since God has entrusted us with the proclamation of these messages to the world, we must first understand them before sharing them. As such, Pastor Wilson encourages you to meet in your respective places to participate in this Week of Prayer.
As the conflict between truth and error intensifies and the end draws near, God’s faithful must continue the mission, leaving the results to Him. Their faces will light up, hurrying from place to place to proclaim the message from heaven … The message will be carried not so much by argument as by deep conviction of the Spirit of God … the truth is seen in its clarity, and the honest children of God sever the bonds which have held them together … Despite the combined forces against the truth, many side with the Lord “(GC 612).
Now is the time to study these messages, pray for God’s direction, and fully engage in His hands. Together, let’s say: “I will go and proclaim the Messages of the Three Angels!”
God bless you as you spend time with him during this week of worldwide prayer.