The world is approaching its end. Thus, it's time for us Seventh-day Adventists to be bolder in proclaiming the Three Angels' Messages such that there's no other work of greater importance than this.
In this worldwide Week of Prayer (November 6-13), Pastor Ted Wilson invites you to join other Seventh-day Adventists around the globe to dive deeply into these messages through the special November issue of the Adventist World magazine. Be part of this worldwide event by downloading a copy of this magazine at adventistworld.org.
God has a special mission in every age. The specifics may vary, but the ultimate goal stays the same – to bring people into a saving relationship with God for eternity.
Over 2 500 years ago, God used Daniel to carry out His prophecies during his time. But these prophecies extend into our time and beyond. They are identified in Revelation 10 as a "little book" sealed until the end. Verses 8 and 9 say, "Go, take the little book which is open...take and eat it; and it will make your stomach bitter, but it will be as sweet as honey in your mouth."
It traces back to the great disappointment in 1844, marking the end of the 2300-year prophecy concerning the cleansing of the sanctuary and the investigative judgment.
It was a bitter disappointment when Jesus did not come as the Advent believers had expected. But little did they know their work was not yet complete as there was another message to be given to the whole world.
As you know, this message came to be known as the Three Angels' Messages, divided into three parts outlined in Revelation 14:6-12. The first and second messages were given by the early Adventist believers. The third one would be given before the second coming of Christ. And the combination of these messages would be the final appeal of God to the world.
Now, our mission as God's remnant church is made clear as stated here: "In a special sense, Seventh-day Adventists have been set in the world as watchmen and light-bearers. To them has been entrusted the last warning for a perishing world. On them is shining wonderful light from the word of God. They have been given a work of the most solemn import—the proclamation of the first, second, and third angels' messages. There is no other work of so great importance. They are to allow nothing else to absorb their attention...The world is to be warned, and God's people are to be true to the trust committed to them" (9T 19).
Since God entrusted us to proclaim these messages to the world, we must understand them first before sharing. 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 ones must carry on with the mission, leaving the results with Him. Their faces will be "lighted up, hastening from place to place to proclaim the message from heaven...The message will be carried not so much by argument as by the deep conviction of the Spirit of God...the truth is seen in its clearness, and the honest children of God sever the bands which have held them...Notwithstanding the agencies combined against the truth, a large number take their stand upon the Lord's side" (GC 612).
Now is the time to study these messages, pray for God's leading, and commit ourselves fully into His hands. Together, let's say, "I will go to proclaim the Three Angels' Messages!"
May God bless you as you spend time with Him during this worldwide Week of Prayer.