Satan’s People: (Rev. 14:9-12)
It is not an exaggeration to say this is probably the most profound warning in the whole of Scripture, which is delivered by the third angel. (We must remember that these messengers are being heard by all mankind, verse 6)! The following warning given is so profoundly strong and uncompromising, that most readers shrink from accepting its clear message. However, we know that all Scripture is from the Holy Spirit (2Tim. 3:16). The severity of the warning does not at first glance seem to accord with The Almighty God of Love. However; when properly and prayerfully perceived, it becomes clear that even at this extreme stage of evil (adherence to Satan), that has by then been reached, merciful Jehovah Zabeoth has given a last warning to the people of Earth. After that warning, there is no way of escape!
At this present moment in time it is very easy for people to escape future judgment and damnation, by accepting in Truth in their hearts (innermost being), that Jesus Christ died for their sin, on The Cross, at Calvary, outside the walls of Jerusalem, approx. 2000 years ago, but that acceptance of Jesus and His sacrifice must be sincere, and not just a verbal comment!
That sacrifice, which is acceptable to Jehovah God, IS THE ULTIMATE, BECAUSE CHRIST ON THE CROSS WAS GOD INCARNATE! Once this offered gift of Salvation (being made whole) is removed, the way to Salvation and God becomes much harder, as is being shown in Rev.14. Once the warning of V. 9-12 are given there are only TWO OPTIONS open to mankind.
1) Be for Jehovah Zebaoth and Christ;
2) Serve Satan, receive his mark and worship him.
Once the second option is taken men and women will be seen as they truly are for the first time (tares) [see: 'Tares' in the Bible], with no subterfuge, disguise or other ways of covering their true identity. They are children of Satan, and TOTALLY unredeemable, and will receive the same punishment reserved for Satan and his angels eventually; (see: Satanic SPIRITUAL Strongholds!).
As one third of Heaven’s angels fall under the guile, lies and deceit of Satan, so will countless human beings. The torment that they will have to endure for “an Age”, (v. 11 translates correctly as an "Age time", not for "ever and ever" as per AV).
Strongs number 165 has the statement "especially a Jewish Messianic period", which clearly points to the punishment being for the duration of the Millennial.
(That corresponds with Rev. 20:10 which shows that Satan and his are consigned to the Lake of Fire and Brimstone at the end of Millennial).
These warnings have turned many good men and women from studying these verses. They must be understood in the context of Satan's totally perverse rebellion against THE ONE TRUE LOVING GOD, whose purpose in the defeat of Satan is only to prove HIS GREAT LOVE for HIS created beings, (see notes in Revelationsmessage Rev Chapter 12 v.12a)b)c), and to deal with the "Mystery of Iniquity"! (2Thess. 2:7). (See: Satan's Demise! )
This is not to be confused with the "Great White Throne Judgement", which is at the end of the Millennial period; when all people who have ever lived on Earth (except those raised in Christ, and those of the Jewish resurrections), are judged, on all their actions in life, expressed in the AV as "according to their works"!
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