In the book of Revelation the word “Angel” is used in three different ways. The key theme of their identity
is ‘one that oversees’ or ‘a messenger.’ In the opening chapters, Jesus is holding a discussion with
“the seven churches” of Asia Minor. Each of the “seven angels” in this context refers specifically
to the leaders in those churches who have the helm of guiding the direction of the their churches. And the LORD’S theme
of discussion focused on three things: 1. Acknowledging their deeds; 2. Identifying their problems; and 3. Providing their
Solutions. This characteristic of GOD speaking to His children is seen throughout the prophets.
The second primary use of the word “angels”
addresses the heavenly beings who hear and obey the Voice of GOD in all that they say and do. In Revelation chapter seven
the "four angels” are commanded by GOD to hold back the winds of strife until His servants are sealed in their
foreheads [settled into the truth “as the truth is in Jesus (Eph.4:21) and are unshakeable in their faith to be able
to endure “a time of trouble such as never was” (Dan.12:1) through “the seven plagues” (Rev.16)].
The religions and atheism that deny the authority of the Ten Commandments as the standard of righteousness for all life do
not see or appreciate what sustains the civilization of man on a day-to-day basis. This is seen in the words of Christ to
Abraham leading up to the fiery overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah:
“And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;
I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not,
I will know. And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD. And
Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Peradventure there be fifty righteous within
the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? That be far from thee to
do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from
thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city,
then I will spare all the place for their sakes.” Gen.18:20-26. This principle, seen here, is a microcosm of what continues
to this day on a global scale.
Lastly, there are the closing messengers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ outlined in Revelation 14 & 18. Here we
see the union of heaven’s angels with the faithful souls of Christ's commandment keeping church to proclaim the
“law of liberty” to the captives and the most profound warning ever given to men, to not participate in the sinful
direction of the "mother church" as the world enters the threatening scenes pointing to man's extinction on
Revelation chapter fourteen there are three angels who oversee the leadership of men to prepare the church for the coming
of Christ in the clouds. The first “angel” calls all men to the worship of the True GOD Who "created the
heaven and the earth" (Gen.1:1), of which His Fourth Commandment explicitly identifies His Sovereign Authority over the
Earth. Within this commandment lies His promise to restore the tranquility that was lost through sin. The second angel warns
of the system of aggression that has ruled every heathen religion of Earth through history, and whose final display of religious
tyranny will encompass the entire civilization of men. This is the sole goal of the New World Order. Then the third angel
joins the first two angels to reinforce this foundation and adding the warning of the one great sin that the whole religious
and atheist world stand united to support: the pagan Sunday, whose purpose is to banish from the Earth the declaration of
GOD: “the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God” (Ex.20:10). The easiest to obey of the Ten Simple Laws
of Heaven is renounced the world over: the day GOD "blessed" and "sanctified:" the day GOD calls all men
to share in His rest and joy, in the creation of life and its eternal purpose as stated by Jesus: "that your joy might
be full" (Jn.15:11).
As the momentum for this apostasy from self-idolatrous men swells to its federal and then global legislation into law,
the final Angel of Revelation 18 comes to reinforce the first three angels’ messages, and accompanying this closing
work of the Gospel, the LORD Jesus Himself adds His Voice and appeals one last call through the lips of His faithful children:
“they that keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus” (Rev.14:12): “COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE,
THAT YE BE NOT PARTAKERS OF HER SINS, AND THAT YE RECEIVE NOT OF HER PLAGUES.” Rev.18:4.
This has always been the work of heaven: the cooperation
of GOD, angels and men to accomplish the salvation of every man—from the beginning of sin’s dominion.