THE MESSAGE OF CHRIST’S RIGHTEOUSNESS
“Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be you reconciled to God.” 2 Corinthians 5:20.
“The three angels of (Revelation 14) are represented as flying in the midst of heaven, symbolizing the work of those who proclaim the first, second, and third angels’ messages. All are linked together. The evidence of the abiding, ever-living truth of these grand messages, that mean so much to the church, that have awakened such intense opposition from the religious world, are not extinct. Satan is constantly seeking to cast a shadow about these messages so that the people of God shall not clearly discern their import, their time, and place; but they live and are to exert their power upon our religious experience while time shall last. …
The Lord God of heaven will not send upon the world His judgments for disobedience and transgression until He has sent His watchmen to give the warning. He will not close up the period of probation until the message shall be more distinctly proclaimed. The law of God is to be magnified; its claims must be presented in their true, sacred character that the people may be brought to decide for or against the truth. Yet the work will be cut short in righteousness. The message of Christ’s righteousness is to sound from one end of the earth to the other to prepare the way of the Lord. This is the glory of God, which closes the work of the third angel.” –Testimony Treasures, vol. 2, pp. 372, 373.
Questions to think about:
How are the three angels’ messages linked together?
Why is Satan constantly seeking to cast a shadow upon these messages?
Will the message Christ our righteousness sound from one end of the earth to the other to prepare the way of the Lord? Do we personally experience this message?