The Everlasting Gospel
The word Gospel means good news. In a world daily bombarded
with bad news it is encouraging to know that there is some good news to be
heard. This lesson is about the everlasting Good News.' In Bible terminology
it is called the Everlasting Gospel.
According to Bible prophecy the Everlasting Gospel is
scheduled to be preached to all the world just prior to the end of this age,
just before the Day of Judgement.
||6: “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven,|
having the EVERLASTING GOSPEL to preach unto them that dwell on earth, and to every nation and kindred and tongue and people.”
Have you ever heard the Everlasting Gospel? Can you tell me what
it is, what its requirements are, what's so good about it and why it is
called 'everlasting' in the first place?
Believe it or not, comparatively few people know the Everlasting Gospel.
To be sure, millions have heard parts of it, and countless billions of Gospel
tracts have been published through the centuries. But, astonishingly enough,
not many people really know the Everlasting Gospel and what it calls for.
If you were to ask a dozen Christians to list the main points or requirements
of the Everlasting Gospel, you would probably come away with a dozen
different answers, some the very opposite of the others.
Well, let us not speculate any longer. Let us find out what the Everlasting
Gospel is. And, more importantly, what its requirements are. The book of
Revelation tells us that shortly before the return of Yeshua the Messiah
(Jesus Christ) three angels will bear special messages to mankind. The First
Angel's Message is called the Everlasting Gospel. It is the message
on which we will concentrate in this lesson. Angels, in normal circumstances,
do not preach to mankind. The work of preaching the Gospel has been committed
to men. Yes, men will preach the Everlasting Gospel to all the world just
before the return of Jesus Christ to earth. As you read the Bible text below,
notice the twofold requirement of the Everlasting Gospel. In
particular notice the second requirement which calls for worship of the
The First Angel’s Message
||6:“ 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,|
7: Saying with a loud voice,
Fear God, and give glory 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.”
Closely examine the above message. Read it again and again and let its eternal
truth sink deep into your mind: for you are in fact reading the Everlasting
Gospel encapsulated in a single sentence. Of course you will not understand
all that it means - no man on earth does - but here before you in essence are
the twin requirements of the Everlasting Gospel, the message which
throughout eternity will engage the minds of all the inhabitants of the mighty
universe. These instructions are everlasting! They are ageless. They will
never become obsolete; but will be carried out by the redeemed host for all time.
What's more, the blessings the Everlasting Gospel brings to those who accept
it, are eternal! So let us without further delay study the Everlasting Gospel
and see what it says.
What does this twin instruction mean? How does one go about obeying it? What
are we expected to do - or not do - when called upon to
"Fear God and give glory to Him" And finally how can a believer
be sure he is worshipping the One who made the heavens, the earth, the
sea and the fountains of water?
- Fear God, and give glory 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.
This lesson is designed to briefly answer those questions; especially the one
concerning the 'worship of Him who made the heavens, the earth and the
sea and the fountains of water.'
Fear God & Give Glory to Him
To fear God means to recognise Him as the supreme authority in the
universe; to look upon Him with reverential awe and holy respect. Jehovah
(Yahweh) the Almighty God of Israel, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
is a Being of absolute holiness, power and truth: One whose character is so
noble and whose ability so great that eternity will be too short to tell His
worth. The whole human race is now being called upon to fear God,
to stand in reverential awe of the Holy One of Israel; to have faith in
Him and to respect Him for what He is and what He has done and is still doing
To “give glory to God” the Holy One of Israel is self explanatory.
It simply means to render Him honour, praise and thanks for what He has done for you.
Do you know what the Most High has done for mankind, for you? Has anyone ever told
you the reason why you should give glory to God?
- Are you meeting this requirement?
- Do you respect the Most High?
- Do you stand in reverential awe of His love, holiness and mighty power?
- Or do you secretly doubt that He even exists?
Well, to begin with He created mankind to live in perfect happiness with Him.
But man sinned, he set aside the Almighty's instructions, which if obeyed would
have led to life. Instead man chose the way of doubt, disobedience and death.
That was indeed a tragic day for mankind when our first parents sinned; for it
wasn't long before sin, suffering, sickness and death engulfed the whole
human race. The Almighty, however, was not caught off-guard by man's disobedience.
In His infinite wisdom He already had an emergency plan to salvage mankind
should sin enter the world. And this is how that plan found expression:
||16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.|
17: For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18: He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
Yes that is what the Almighty did for mankind, for you and for me. He allowed
His only begotten Son Yeshua (Jesus) to die in our stead in order to redeem us from eternal death. It now
remains for us to gratefully accept His free gift of salvation made available
through His Son Jesus and to give glory to Him for so great an act of love and mercy.
"And how," you may well ask, "does one accept salvation?" "How can we be
The Apostle Paul gives us the answer.
||31: “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”
This first part of the Everlasting Gospel - of having faith in the
Almighty God and accepting salvation through His Son Jesus is very well known
to the Christian world. Millions of sermons have been preached about this vital
first step towards salvation. But have you personally accepted Jesus as your
Saviour? Have you committed your life to Him? Are you giving God the Father
glory for what He has done for you? It is not enough to know that the
Almighty's Hebrew name is Yahweh, or how His name is pronounced; or even
to believe that His Son Yeshua Jesus was a righteous person who died
for the sins of the world. The devils know all this; but it avails them nothing.
What you must do if the Everlasting Gospel is to benefit you is to repent
and confess your sins before the Almighty, make a total commitment to His Son and
accept him as your personal Saviour. Nothing short of this will do. You may do so
at this very moment by praying - in the secrecy of your own home - a short prayer
"Yahweh I now believe in you. I accept your free gift of salvation
through your only begotten Son Jesus. Forgive my sins, cleanse me from guilt,
put your Holy Spirit within me and lead me in the way everlasting."
A simple prayer like this, and of course the words may be changed without
corrupting the meaning, will testify to the angel host that you have
personally placed your faith in God and have begun to glorify Him
by accepting salvation through Jesus.
To glorify God by personally accepting salvation through His Son Yeshua (Jesus)
and then by declaring your allegiance to Him is the first requirement of the
Everlasting Gospel. You will not live for eternity if you refuse to meet this
requirement. It is mandatory. And now to that second requirement: the one very
few preachers proclaim.
Worship The Creator
'Worship Him that Made the Heavens, the Earth, the Sea and the Fountains
This requirement of the Everlasting Gospel, to worship the One
who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the fountains of water, is
mostly forgotten. The Everlasting Gospel calls all believers to go beyond
the first stage of reverential awe and faith into the arena of obedient worship.
This lesson concentrates on worshipping the Creator by obeying Him; not
because it is the most important aspect; but because it is the most neglected.
To be sure, a mental acknowledgement of Yahweh's authority and the acceptance
of salvation through Jesus are vital: but worshipful obedience is also vital;
especially that form of obedience which commemorates the creation of the heavens,
the earth, the sea and the fountains of water. In other words, the
Everlasting Gospel is calling upon mankind to worship the Creator of
Let us now examine this most neglected aspect of the Everlasting Gospel, the aspect
of OBEDIENCE. One day a young man asked Jesus this question:
“Good Master what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?
And he said unto him: ... If thou wilt enter into life keep the commandments.”
(Matthew 19: 17)
"Keep the commandments." Is the Master here pointing to an alternative route to
salvation? Is he perhaps making a colossal ecclesiastical blunder by stating
that obedience, instead of faith, is the real path to eternal life? Could it be
that Yeshua is here disagreeing with the Apostle Paul who said:
"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved?"
The answer is obvious: the Master knew very well what he is talking about.
He was not defining an alternative route to salvation. He was not disagreeing
with Paul or cancelling the necessity for faith. He was merely pointing to the
other side of the same coin of salvation: that most neglected side of the
Everlasting Gospel - the matter of obedience. "keep the commandments."
Yes keep the commandments: for that, according to Jesus, is the way to life.
When questioned further as to which commandments, Jesus specified the Ten
Commandments. In other words obedience to the Ten Commandments is a vital
consideration in this matter of salvation. It is a part of the Everlasting
Gospel - the neglected part. And that is exactly what the First Angel's Message
calls for. It is calling for obedience. So let us now briefly consider this
most neglected aspect of the Everlasting Gospel; the one which calls upon
mankind to worship the Creator by obeying Him.
"Worship Him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the fountains of water."
How does a Christian meet this vital requirement of the Everlasting Gospel?
What are we supposed to do to ensure that we are in fact worshipping the Creator,
the One who "made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the fountains of water?
For example, how can you prove that you are worshipping the One who made the heavens,
the earth, the sea and the fountains of water? A man may think that he is doing so;
but can he prove it? Yes he can. The only one way a true believer can prove that
he/she is worshipping the One who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the fountains
of water is by keeping the seventh day Sabbath which is the divinely appointed
Memorial of Creation.
Read the above statement again in the light of the Bible text below, which is the
fourth of the Ten Commandments:
||8: “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.|
9: Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
10: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
11: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”
Can you now see the link between the Sabbath commandment in Exodus 20 and the
the First Angel's Message in Revelation 14? Can you recognise the fact that
both texts are calling upon mankind to worship the CREATOR! the One who made
the heavens, the earth, the sea and the fountains of water?
To be sure you can. It is an indisputable link which only the spiritually blind
will refuse to recognise. The Everlasting Gospel is calling upon mankind to
Fear God and give glory to Him and to worship the Creator! Therefore,
we repeat the assertion, that the only way a true believer can be absolutely certain
that he/she is worshipping the One who made the heavens, the earth the sea and the
fountains of water is by keeping the seventh day Sabbath, which is the divinely
appointed Memorial of Creation. No other sensible conclusion is possible.
Put another way we may say that believers who ignore Yahweh's seventh day
Sabbath (Saturday) are like soldiers who refuse to honour their country's flag.
They are like army officers who trample on the official orders issued to them.
Sad to say there are thousands of church leaders who are doing exactly that with
Yahweh's law. They have little or no respect for His commandments and like
rebellious military officers deliberately ignore the orders from above. They
reject the Sabbath commandment, which if kept identifies true worship the One
who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the fountains of water.
We trust, however, that you will be different: that you will heed the
requirements of the Everlasting Gospel and:
And that, very briefly, is the Everlasting Gospel. To be sure over the years
you may have heard hundreds of Gospel sermons detailing the first part,
to have faith in God and to accept salvation through Jesus. But today you have
heard the second part, the requirement to keep Yahweh's Law; the part
which Jesus referred to when he said: “keep the commandments.”
Both these requirements constitute the Everlasting Gospel; which is to go to all
the world at the end of this age - just prior to the Judgment. That time has
now come. The world is now approaching its final scenes and the Day of Judgment
is near. It is high time that every true believer jettisoned the unproved theory of
and began to acknowledge and worship the Creator by keeping His Sabbath day,
which is the divinely appointed memorial of
- Fear God and give glory to Him,
- Respect the Almighty, put your faith in Him and accept His
offer of salvation through His Son,
- And then keep His commandments, particularly His Sabbath command,
which honours the Creator of the heavens, the earth, the sea and the fountains
The question is, are you willing to meet these two critical requirements?
These are questions you must answer for yourself. No one can answer them for
you. When answering them bear in mind that obedience is better than
sacrifice, more acceptable than prayer and far superior to praise and
thanksgiving. Obedience is faith in action - living faith. The Bible tells us
that obedience is true worship and that faith without obedience is dead.
- To respect Yahweh and accept salvation through His only begotten Son
- And to keep the Almighty's commandments?
especially the commandment to:
remember the seventh day Sabbath
which commemorates the creation of the heavens, the earth, the
sea and the fountains of water?
(1 Samuel 15:22-23, Matthew 15:9, John 9:31, James 2:24-26)
Also remember that the Everlasting Gospel will continue throughout
eternity. It is eternal - everlasting! In other words the redeemed host
will respect Yahweh, praise Him for salvation through Jesus and keep His Sabbath
day - throughout eternity! Does the Bible teach this; that believers will congregate
on the Sabbath day to worship the Most High - throughout eternity? It certainly does.
||22:“For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain.|
23: And it shall come to pass that from one new moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me saith the Lord.”
Various forms of false worship are mentioned in the Scriptures. A few are
listed here in order that the reader may guard against them:
- The Worship of Gold
- The world worships the God of Gold. But gold is scheduled to loose its
value when the economy of the world collapses at the Message of the
(James 5:1-7, Revelation 14:8)
- Demon Worship
- Devil worship, voodoo, black magic, witchcraft, Satanism etc.
are all strictly forbidden in Yahweh's Word. Disorder and calamity are
certain to fall on all who engage in them. They are by far the
worst forms of false worship.
(Deuteronomy 18:9-13, Matthew 4:8-10, Exodus 20: 3-6)
- The Worship of the Heavenly Host
- The Scriptures strictly forbid humanity delving into astrology (the
study of the supposed influence of the stars on human affairs)
reading of horoscopes and various other pagan practices associated
with the worship of the sun, the moon and the starry host.
(Deuteronomy 17:1-7, Job 31:26-28, Ezekiel 8:15-16, 2 Kings 17:13-20, 21:1-9)
- The Worship of Manmade Products
- In the final analysis there is nothing that man can make - be
it a physical machine or an ideological system or doctrine - that
can "save him out of his troubles." The material and mental
productions of mankind may be ingenious to the extreme, they may
for a short while dazzle the population, but in areas of real
importance they are quite useless - because they cannot save
mankind from sorrow, sickness and death. And it is because of
this fact they are not to be venerated. Humanity is on the slippery
slope to self destruction, and nothing we can manufacture or do can
save us - except God. This ego-shattering fact must be realised
before a person can hope to receive help from the Almighty.
So let us not delude ourselves by worshipping "the work of our own
hands" or foolishly think that the ideologies and "doctrines of
men" can save us - because they cannot. The productions of mankind
are as incapable of solving our problems or saving our souls as were
the wood, stone and metal idols our ancestors worshipped centuries ago.
(Isaiah 2:4-8, Matthew 15:9, Isaiah 44:9-20, Jeremiah 1:16, Isaiah 46:5-7)
- Baal or Nature Worship
- The worship of the creature rather than the Creator is also
strongly condemned in Yahweh's Word. Nature Worship is the
inordinate adoration of the physical powers of the earth (rain, wind,
fire) the beauty of the body, the lust of the flesh, the pride of life.
All such worship is Baal worship. It is earthly, sensual,
devilish and corrupting in its influence and effect. Yahweh has
created this earth with its millions of life forms to demonstrate
certain spiritual lessons. But alas, mankind in blind wonder fails
to see the spiritual lesson, the real purpose of the physical
illustrations Yahweh uses, and he worships the creature
rather than the Creator. When this happens, and especially when
it continues to happen in spite of repeated warning, Yahweh usually
hands the wilfully ignorant worshippers over to Satan who produces
in them the most despicable of degradation.
In short, a person may study nature and learn the manifold spiritual
lessons the Creator is teaching us; or he may completely miss the
point and worship nature itself, and thereby risk being handed over
by the Eternal to Satan. That in a nutshell is the choice.
(Acts 7:42, Psalm 81:8-12, Romans 1:21-32, Psalm 81:8-12)
The Second Angel’s Message
When the Second Angels sounds his message the economies of all nations will
collapse. There will be an international crash on all the stock markets of
the world and millions of businesses will grind to a halt. Read Revelation
chapter 18 where a total collapse of the world's economy is dramatically
The Third Angel’s Message
Bible prophecy indicates that false worship will reach a climax when the
world's economy crashes. At that time, and all the signs indicate that the
day is near, the
will make a personal appearance on the stage of time. Yes, he will
actually appear before mankind and pose as Jesus Christ. When that
time comes the vast majority of earth's inhabitants will worship him
in blind adoration, quite oblivious of the fact that he is the Antichrist.
(2 Thessalonians 2, Revelation 13, Revelation 17: 8)
||"They worshipped the Dragon. (Satan)
They worshipped the Beast. (the Antichrist)"
Then the Antichrist will deceive most of mankind into thinking that he has
the right to change the Ten Commandments. Because most people are basically
unwilling to obey Yahweh's law - His Truth - God will hand over millions of
souls to believe the Antichrist - to believe the Lie. The world will then
gladly accept the falsehood taught by the Antichrist. This astonishing
prediction is detailed in 2 Thessalonians 2 and Revelation 13. The choice facing mankind
will then be between:
That will be the choice facing mankind in the near future. The Most High has
given the world ample warning about worshipping the Antichrist - the Beast.
Indeed you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation and you will not find
a stronger warning about false worship than that which is outlined in
- The Truth
The Everlasting Gospel which calls for worship of the Creator
and the keeping of the true Sabbath day, the memorial of creation; and
- The Lie
The Temporal Gospel which calls for the worship of the Antichrist and the keeping of the bogus sabbath day.
"... If any man worships the Beast and his image, and receives his
Mark in his forehead or in his hand. The same shall drink of the wine
of the wrath of God which is poured out without mixture into the cup
of His indignation..."
Here are divine threatenings of an awesome nature. We therefore humbly advise
the reader to study Revelation 13 and 14 and to read the A Voice In The Wilderness -
Canada explanation on
The Mark of the Beast.
You must understand what the Antichrist’s Mark is.
Question: What is the Everlasting Gospel and how may a
believer meet its eternal requirements?
Everlasting Gospel requires people do the following:
King Solomon, one of the wisest men who ever lived, summed up the twin
requirements of the Everlasting Gospel in a single sentence when
he wrote in (Ecclesiastes 12: 13)
- Fear God / Give glory to Him
To respect the Most High and to stand in holy awe of His greatness and
infinite goodness. To accept - by FAITH - Yahweh's gracious offer
of salvation through His Son Yeshua (Jesus) and to give Him the glory.
- Obey Yahweh's commandments
To express that faith by living a life of obedience to His commandments:
bearing in mind that keeping the seventh day Sabbath is a special act of
worship. It is the weekly acknowledgement that the LORD God of Israel is
the Creator! the One who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the
fountains of water. Obedience to Yahweh's commandments is, in fact, faith
(Exodus 20, Ecclesiastes 12:13, Deuteronomy 28)
“Let us hear the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep His commandments:
for this is the whole duty of man.”
This, then, is the Everlasting Gospel, the good news that will prompt
us to worship the Most High throughout eternity. If you accept the
Everlasting Gospel and apply it to your life you will be blessed
abundantly and will live for all time. That is the wonderful news!
But if you reject it you risk losing eternal life at the coming Judgment.
So pause awhile and re-consider those twin requirements of Everlasting Gospel:
The Everlasting Gospel has now reached you!
- Fear God, stand in awe of Him, have faith in Him
- And keep His commandments, especially the Sabbath commandment,
which honours Him as the Creator of the heavens, the earth, the sea and the
fountains of water.
In the Son’s Name - For the Father’s glory.
Elder: Max W. Mader