Warnings of the Third Angel
After these things I saw another angel come down from heaven,
having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
The angel who unites in the proclamation of the third angel's message
is to lighten the whole earth with his glory. A work of world-wide
extent and unwonted power is here foretold. The advent movement
of 1840-44 was a glorious manifestation of the power of God; the
first angel's message was carried to every missionary station in
the world, and in some countries there was the greatest religious
interest which has been witnessed in any land since the Reformation
of the sixteenth century; but these are to be exceeded by the mighty
movement under the last warning of the third angel. . . .
The great work of the gospel is not to close with less manifestation
of the power of God than marked its opening. The prophecies which
were fulfilled in the outpouring of the former rain at the opening
of the gospel are again to be fulfilled in the latter rain at its
close. . . .
Servants of God, with their faces lighted up and shining with holy
consecration, will hasten from place to place to proclaim the message
from heaven. By thousands of voices, all over the earth, the warning
will be given. Miracles will be wrought, the sick will be healed,
and signs and wonders will follow the believers. Satan also works
with lying wonders, even bringing down fire from heaven in the sight
of men. Revelation 13:13. Thus the inhabitants of the earth will
be brought to take their stand. . . .
The publications distributed by missionary workers have exerted their
influence, yet many whose minds were impressed have been prevented
from fully comprehending the truth or from yielding obedience. Now
the rays of light penetrate everywhere, the truth is seen in its clearness,
and the honest children of God sever the bands which have held them.
Family connections, church relations, are powerless to stay them now.
Truth is more precious than all besides. Notwithstanding the agencies
combined against the truth, a large number take their stand upon the
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