The Set-Apart Name in the Three Angels Message
The first angel's message is, "Fear Elohim, and give honour to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come: and worship Him that made heaven and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters." Revelation 14:7
Some think that preaching the importance of keeping the seventh day Sabbath is the Three Angels Message. Yes, it definitely includes the Sabbath, but there is more involved. There are principles laid out in this message. "Fear Elohim" implies that many are not fearing enough to obey Him; this further implies all points of Scripture that the Creator has given us to obey.
Let's use the seventh day Sabbath as an illustration. If man decides to sprinkle holy water on a day other than the seventh day Sabbath, and tries to say that it's holy, which he has not the power to do, but might think he does; then if men honour this man made holy day, are they fearing Elohim? Of course not! This would be the fear of man, thus obeying because man might require it of you, even to the point of making it a law of the land. All of the afore-said about a man made holy day applies to Sunday keeping. Does it give honour to Elohim to observe a man made sabbath? No! Obedience is the highest form of worship! So if we obey a man made law, is this worship toward the Creator? Again a resounding "No!" Yet, this is what almost the whole Christian community is doing! Sunday is a day that man has set aside for worship, yet there is no Scriptural decree to make it a weekly sabbath. "Fear Elohim" means to tremble at His Word (see Isaiah 66:2).
In His Word there is a commandment that our Creator has given, "Remember the Sabbath day to keep it set-apart. Six days shall thou labour, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of YAHUWAH thy Elohim." Exodus 20:8-10
The principle of the Three Angels Message is this: Fearing Elohim means to get back to and obey the original, as given by the Creator Himself; and put away the man made commandments and doctrines.
The Sabbath is part of the Three Angels Message, and a major part; but the Three Angels Message includes the whole law.
The same principles apply to the observance of Christmas. No where in Scripture is there a statute requiring us to set aside December 25, as a day to honour the birth of our Saviour! To the contrary, Paul said, "ye do show the Sovereign's death till He come." I Cor. 11 26; not His birth till He come. It is in the hearts of millions to honour this papal holiday, while the holidays of our Creator are despised. But if we truly fear Elohim, we should obey His statutes, one which states: "Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto Me in the year." Exodus 23:14. But do we really tremble at His Word? Or, do we fear man, and what he might think of us if we actually started obeying the Creator.
The principle is obeying the original commands given from our Creator, and putting away the man made statutes, that go contrary to His Word.
This principle also applies to the set-apart name. Our Creator has given the original set-apart name for us to reverence. He spoke it with His own mouth from Mount Sinai when He spoke the ten commandments. The whole assembly heard it. That name is the original! But through language and culture and time man has thought to change the original pronunciation. Therefore we need to discover the original, so we can get back to it, and put away the man made names for the Creator.
Really, if man makes up the name for the Creator, it is not much different from what the heathen used to do! The heathen would make up their god, and give it a name, and start worshipping it. In reality, making up a name for the Creator is not much different, it's an attempt to create the Creator.
Is it the fear of Elohim to give Him a name? Yea, it is the fear of Elohim to honour the name that He has given. Let's let Elohim be Elohim.
Part of fearing Elohim is to fear His name, as the Scripture says, "unite my heart to fear Thy name." Psalm 86:11
"Then they that feared YAHUWAH spake often one to another: and YAHUWAH hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for them that feared YAHUWAH, and that thought upon His name." Malachi 3:16
Let's give honour to Him also! "Not unto us, O YAHUWAH, not unto us, but unto Thy name give honour, for Thy mercy, and for Thy truth's sake." Psalm 115:1
"I will praise thee, O Sovereign my Elohim, with all my heart: and I will honour Thy name for evermore." Psalm 86:12
"Who shall not fear thee, O YAHUWAH, and honour thy name? for Thou alone art set-apart: for all nations shall come and worship before Thee; for Thy judgments are made manifest." Revelation 15:4
The question is, will we fear Him now, while there is probation time? Or, will we fear Him only when it's too late?
Because the first angel's message is not received, which is a message of truth, it is then that the second angel must sound, warning, "Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication." Revelation 14:8. This gives additional force to the first message, because it is an expose' of man-made errors.
The third angel presses the same truth even further, declaring, "If any man worship (obey) the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of Elohim, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the set-apart angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the print of his name." Revelation 14:11 Tyndale Bible
Ultimately, it is the rejection of truth that souls end up lost. If souls heeded the first message "Fear Elohim", and worship (obey) Him, no one would have to be warned about worshipping the beast and his image. Paul stated; "all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." Paul continues, "and for this cause Elohim shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie (something that is not the original): that they might be damned who believe not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." II Thessalonians 2:10-12
"Give unto YAHUWAH the honour due unto His name; worship YAHUWAH in the beauty of being set-apart." Ps. 29:2
"I am YAHUWAH: that is My name: My splendour will I not give to another, neither My praise to graven images." (inventions of man) Isaiah 42:8
The fourth commandment contains the great seal. Compare the presidential seal below:
A seal always contains the Name, Title and Jurisdiction.
Anciently, on the 10th day of the seventh month, the Hebrews faithfully observed the great Day of Atonement, which is a type of the great work of Judgment in the heavenly set-apart place, before tabernacling with YAHUSHUA forever. Anciently, on this day, after the ceremonies were completed, the high priest would proclaim the set-apart name, and pronounce a blessing upon the congregation; a type of what YAHUSHUA our heavenly high priest is doing. "I have declared unto them thy name, And will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved Me may be in them, and I in them." John 17:26.
When a bride is in the sealing of a marriage covenant, she takes on her husband's name.
"They shall put My name upon the children of Israel and I will bless them." Numbers 6:27
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