Are you one of those persons the word of God calls an angel? One meaning from the 1828 Webster’s dictionary is: “Literally, a messenger; one employed to communicate news or information from one person to another …”
“To prepare human beings for this event [Christ’s second coming], He has sent the first, second, and third angels’ messages. These angels represent those who receive the truth, and with power open the gospel to the world.” “Ellen G. White Comments,” The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, vol. 7, 978, 979.
The first angel said, “Fear God, and give glory to Him …” (Revelation 14:7). Is that angel you? You will know whether you are that angel by what you are thinking and doing. “To give glory to God is to reveal His character in our own, and thus make Him known.” “Ellen G. White Comments,” The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, vol. 7, 979.
Does your life reveal God’s character? “If the thoughts are wrong, the feelings will be wrong; and the thoughts and feelings combined make up the moral character.” Testimonies, vol. 5, 310. “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them” (Matthew 7:20). What fruits are we talking about? “… love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance …” (Galatians 5:22, 23). Those who truly embrace the truth and allow it to become part of their lives will bear these fruits which will flow through them and touch the people around them. All are called to be an angel with a special message from the heavenly courts.
“I saw a number of companies that seemed to be bound together by cords. Many in these companies were in total darkness; their eyes were directed downward to the earth, and there seemed to be no connection between them and Jesus. But scattered through these different companies were persons whose countenances looked light, and whose eyes were raised to heaven. Beams of light from Jesus, like rays from the sun, were imparted to them. … I heard the voice of an angel cry, ‘Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come’ (Revelation 14:7).
[Are you that angel crying to others: “Fear God and give glory to Him” by your actions and words? Have you so broken ties with the world around you that Jesus Christ is first in every area of your life?]
“A glorious light then rested down upon these companies, to enlighten all who would receive it. Some of those who were in darkness received the light and rejoiced. Others resisted the light from heaven, saying that it was sent to lead them astray. The light passed away from them, and they were left in darkness.” Early Writings, 240.
Live up to your high calling! Be the Lord’s messenger and take your position now! “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory [His character] shall be seen upon thee” (Isaiah 60:1, 2).
Heavenly Father: Help me to be one of those angels bearing the last message to a fallen world. I want to embrace all of the truth which You have shared with me that it may shine unto others through my actions and demeanor. Please allow Your glory to shine in and through me this day. Use me Father for I choose to be Your angel with Your last message to this perishing world. Amen.