Angel of Revelation 18
after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great
power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. Rev. 18:1.
The prophecies in the eighteenth of Revelation will soon be fulfilled. During
the proclamation of the third angel's message, "another angel" is
to "come down from heaven, having great power," and the earth is
to be "lightened with his glory." The Spirit of the Lord will so
graciously bless consecrated human instrumentalities that men, women, and
children will open their lips in praise and thanksgiving, filling the earth
with the knowledge of God, and with His unsurpassed glory, as the waters cover
have held the beginning of their confidence firm unto the end will be wide-awake
during the time that the third angel's message is proclaimed with great power.
During the loud cry, the church, aided by the providential interpositions
of her exalted Lord, will diffuse the knowledge of salvation so abundantly
that light will be communicated to every city and town. The earth will be
filled with the knowledge of salvation. So abundantly will the renewing Spirit
of God have crowned with success the intensely active agencies, that the light
of present truth will be seen flashing everywhere.
to be, at this period, a series of events which will reveal that God is Master
of the situation. The truth will be proclaimed in clear, unmistakable language.
As a people, we must prepare the way of the Lord, under the overruling guidance
of the Holy Spirit. The gospel is to be given in its purity. The stream of
living water is to deepen and widen in its course. In all fields, nigh and
afar off, men will be called from the plow and from the more common commercial
business vocations that largely occupy the mind, and will be educated in connection
with men of experience. As they learn to labor effectively, they will proclaim
the truth with power. Through most wonderful workings of divine providence,
mountains of difficulties will be removed, and cast into the sea. The message
that means so much to the dwellers upon the earth will be heard and understood.
Men will know what is truth. Onward, and still onward the work will advance,
until the whole earth shall have been warned. And then shall the end come.