Against what does the third angel warn men? Against the worship of the beast, and the reception of his mark. Rev. 14:9, 10.
How many will worship the beast? Nearly the whole world. Rev. 13:8.
What will those be doing who are not worshipers of the beast?" Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." Rev. 14:12.
Where are the faithful ones finally found? "And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. " Rev. 15:2.
What do they have on their foreheads? "And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Zion, and with Him a hundred forty and four thousand, having His Father's name written in their foreheads." Rev. 14:1.
How many were sealed? "And I hear the number of them which were sealed; and there were sealed a hundred andforty andfour thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel." Rev. 7:4.
With what were they sealed?" And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God." Rev. 7:2.
Where were they sealed? "Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads." Rev. 7:3.
What does the Bible present as the object of a sign, or seal? "Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed." Dan. 6:8.
With what is God's seal connected? "Bind up the testimony, seal the law among My disciples." Isa. 8:16.
Does the first commandment show who is its author? "Thou shalt have no other gods before Me." Ex. 20:3.
NOTE. - Who the "Me" here spoken of is, the commandment does not state. That prohibition might come from almost any source. Any heathen could claim it as a command from his god, and so far as commandment itself goes, no one could disprove His claim.
Does the third commandment show who is the author of the law? "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain." Ex. 20:7.
Which commandment does point out unmistakably the Author of the law, and show His right to command? "But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it." Ex. 20:10, 11.
For what purpose is the Sabbath a sign? "Moreover also I gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them." Eze. 20:12.
NOTE. - Every time the weekly Sabbath came round, their minds would revert to the commandment which enjoined its observance, and the reason for it. As often as this occurred, they would call to mind the creative power of God. And as long as they should do this, they could never forget God, or become idolaters. Had the Sabbath been faithfully kept by all from the first, there could never have been an idolater, because God would have been remembered weekly.
How is this remnant church distinguished, while waiting for the Lord to appear on the white cloud? "Here is the patience of the saints; here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." Rev. 14:21.
What will be the feeling toward them? "And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ." Rev. 12:17.
After enduring the struggle, how will they appear before God? "And in their mouth was found no guile; for they are without fault before the throne of God." Rev. 14:5.
What will be the nature of the song they sing? "And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, ...and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth." Rev. 14:3.
Over what had these gotten the victory? "And them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are Thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are Thy ways, Thou King of saints." Rev. 15:2, 3.
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