In Revelation 14:6 it states, “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having (the Everlasting Gospel) to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,” This takes place after Jesus Christ returns to Earth to set up God’s Kingdom. Verse 1 of Revelation 14 verifies this. “And I looked, and, lo, the Lamb (Christ) stood on the mount Sion, (which is the Mount of Olives, see Zechariah 14:4); and with him a 144,000, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads”. Also in Zechariah 14:9 “And the Lord shall be king over ALL the Earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.”
Did you know that the word Gospel in not mentioned one time in the Old Testament. The words used in the (O.T.) for Gospel were blessed or good tidings. Using the Strong’s Concordance Blessed in the Hebrew language is #1288, which means, “An act of adoration, or as a benefit.” Tidings in the (O.T.) is #1319, “to announce glad news. I will add here these words are mentioned in the (O.T.) only 4 times. Now in the New Testament the word gospel is mentioned numerous times and the meaning of gospel in the Greek language is, #2097, which means “to announce Good News”, and # 2098 in the Greek again is, “A Good Message”.
With that being said, Gospel is Good News for the people of this Earth, a Good Message, and that Message is coming from Heaven. Here at Message of Hope Ministry we are all about giving Hope, or Good News, and that is that mankind will be saved from their sins and the death penalty; we have a Creator that created us, watches over us, and wants to Save us. How Good is that News, or Announcement, to all of mankind? And the word Everlasting in the Greek language, it means, #166, (perpetual, the past, present, and future, that is eternal). The Everlasting Gospel is for all of us, and it reminds us, that our Creator cares for us, ALL of us. Where did the word gospel start you may ask, it started with Abraham, (Gen. 12:1-3) Let’s go there, Please always go to the scriptures in your Bible as we study together, “ Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy county, and from your kindred, and from your father’s house, unto a land that I will show you: And I will make of you a Great Nation, and I will bless you, and make your name Great; and you shall be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless you, and curse them that curse you: and in you SHALL ALL FAMILIES OF THE EARTH BE BLESSED.” Because Abram (now called Abraham) obeyed God, through his seed Christ will come and SAVE the world. After Abraham, then it went to the nation of Israel, now presently to the New Testament Church, and after the 2nd coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the rest of mankind, that is why it is called the Everlasting Gospel. It has been here since God made the world, and it will be here throughout all eternity for the simple fact, that all of the people that except our Lord and Savior as their own, (we will ALL have our chance, in this life or in the Resurrection, Please read our other articles on this website to understand this) so once all of mankind is saved by excepting Him, we will be praising Him and Glorifying Him FOREVER for what he has done for us. Living forever in peace, safety, one of my favorite scriptures and it says it all is Revelation 21:4, “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Is this Good News, is this a Good Message? For a hurting world and we all know it is hurting, This world needs its creator Jesus Christ to return and set up God’s Kingdom on this earth and set things right. In this present day we are under the sway of Satan and we are drifting further and further away from the truth of God’s word. This world needs the Everlasting Gospel preached to it at Christ’s 2nd coming, Amen Brother’s and Sister’s in Christ. I do believe that the New Testament Church will have a lot to do with the preaching of the Everlasting Gospel too. Don’t be fooled, it will happen, stay in God’s Word the Bible, each and every day, and don’t forget the power of prayer. It is the only tools we have to combat Satan and his deceptive practices, as it states in Mathew 24:24, Jesus is speaking here, “For there shall arise false Christ’s, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders: insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” The very elect deceived? How is that possible? Let’s go to Revelation 12:9, “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, call the Devil, and Satan, WHICH DECEIVES THE WHOLE WORLD.” Satan as it states in verse 12 of Revelation 12, states, “Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time.” Satan is doing all he can to disrupt this world because he knows Jesus Christ is returning soon to take over all nations and peoples from his deceptive ways. The world did not end December 21, 2012 as the Mayan calendar ended, we are still here, that didn’t surprise me, but the Beast power is coming, and Satan is the head of that Beast. Continue on in your fight as being Christians in this world. “Don’t get weary in well doing” as it states in II Thessalonians 3:13, and as it states in 1 Timothy 6:11-12, “But you, O man of God, flee these things; (sin and corruption), and follow after RIGHTEOUSNESS, GODLINESS, FAITH, LOVE, PATIENCE, MEEKNESS. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on ETERNAL LIFE, whereunto you are also called, and have professed a good profession before many witnesses.” This Age the Church Age is about to end, Jesus Christ our Savior is coming, get ready, stay ready.
Let’s finish up with the scripture where we started, and that is Revelation 14:6 “And I was another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the EVERLASTING GOSPEL to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people. Verse 7, Saying with a loud voice, (here is the Message), FEAR (which means REVERENCE, not afraid of God) GOD, AND GIVE GLORY TO HIM; FOR THE HOUR OF HIS JUDGEMENT IS COME: WORSHIP HIM THAT MADE HEAVEN, AND EARTH, AND THE SEA, AND THE FOUNTAINS OF WATERS.” The Everlasting Gospel is like as Christ states in Revelation 22:13, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” The Everlasting Gospel has been here from the beginning of creation as Christ has, and will be here forever after, and that is the saving of all of mankind from themselves. Isn’t that GOOD NEWS.
God Bless each and every one of you. Pastor Mark