Sunday, December 30, 2012

A voice from Heaven / My People / Three Angels

Can you please tell me who is telling God's people to get out of "Babylon the Great"?

...The Bible itself tells us who, at Rev.18:4.
It reads:
"Then I heard another VOICE FROM HEAVEN say:
'Come out of her, MY PEOPLE'".
Since the voice that says "Come out of her my people" is said to be another voice; we see from the context, that this voice is not the first to make a declaration. There is an other voice that precedes it (Rev.18:1). Whose voice is second, that commands God's people to get out of "Babylon the Great" (as well as out from under her sealed daughters)?
Now that we know that your voice in question is second to make a declaration;
we can consider the context, in Rev.18 verses 1-4...

1"After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven.
He had great authority,
and the earth was illuminated by his splendor.
2 With a mighty voice he shouted:
'Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!
She has become a home for demons
and a haunt for every evil spirit,
a haunt for every unclean and detestable bird.
3 For all the nations have drunk
the maddening wine of her adulteries.
The kings of the earth committed adultery with her,
and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.”
(That first voice is the same identity as the one at Rev.14:6-7,15 and Rev.10:3; 11:15; 21:9; 15:1,7)

Rev.18 continues...
4 Then I heard another voice from heaven say:
'Come out of her, my people,
so that you will not share in her sins,
so that you will not receive any of her plagues'"
(That second voice, is the identity also found at Rev.14:8,17)

Remember that these "angels" are anointed ones (Rev.1:16,20; Dan.12:3; Rev.11:3,4; Zech.4:11,14), and that once sealed, they are considered as "heavenly" ones (Eph.2:6; 1:3; Heb.12:22,23).
These are the ones that "blow their trumpets" (Rev.8:6; 1:20). The Greek for "trumpets" is associated with one's declaring "voice" (Isa.58:1NIV ; Rom.10:18).

How is it that this calling angel at Rev.18:4, addresses those needing to flee, as "MY PEOPLE"?
Daniel 9:24; 10:14; 12:1 ...will help us with this. 
You see, Daniel was one who was chosen, and found favor and reward with God (Dan.10:7,8,9,10,11,12). He too, was an heir of the kingdom (Dan.12:13; Heb.11:10,16,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40).
So, when Daniel is told that the Holy Ones are "his people", we learn that all who find permanent favor with God, are considered a "people" (1Pet.2:10,9,5; Hosea 1:10; 2:23; Rom.9:23-29)....and all who belong to that group, consider fellow members of that group...THEIR PEOPLE/"my people" (Eph.2:19; Rev.18:4).

You may also note that this voice "from heaven", makes this announcement in response to the first  "mighty voice" of "authority", which has just finished teaching the true condition of Babylon. The second voice from heaven makes the warning declaration in response to what they have just learned themselves from the first voice of "great authority" 
(Luke 10:19; 12:48,42; Matt.5:14-15; Eph.2:19-20; Rev.1:20; 4:5; 22:6,16; 10:7).

when a sealed Chosen One declares a warning about the impending destruction upon BTG and it's Harlot;
he calls those captive... "MY PEOPLE" (Rev.18:4), because it is the Anointed who are in danger (Rev.13:7,10; Col.2:8; Luke 21:24; Rev.11:2)...
and it is the Chosen
who must get out of Babylon the Great!

You may have noticed from the chapters I have referenced, that there is a third angel to follow the second. (Rev.18:21-22,23-24; 14:9-11,15). These three messengers expose and declare, the woes of the Great Tribulation (Rev.8:13; 4:7; 14:6), which are to come upon those who do not repent of their idolatry, spiritual fornication, and their cursing of God for their torments 
(Rev.2:14,20-22; 9:20;21:8; 22:15; 16:9,11,21; 14:8; 17:2,4; 18:9; 19:2).

As you see from the apt illustration above; these voices carry with them, a message from an opened scroll 
(Rev.5:9; 22:16,6; 10:1-2; Mal.3:1; John16:15; 15:15) (Gen.9:13; Rev.10:1; Mal.3:1)..... 
an hour glass... symbolizing the urgency of the hour 
(Rev.14:7; 3:4; Luke 21:34-36; 12:37-39; Matt.24:43; Mark 13:34-37).... 
and the loud call/roar of their voices 
(Rev.10:3; 2Pet.3:10 NIV; Rev.8:13; 14:7,9,15).
The hour of judgment has arrived. Who is listening?
Rom.10:16-18; Isa.53:1; John12:38-40

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