If you just had a few moments to call out a warning to people you love, what would you say and how would you say it? What would you be willing to risk? If you knew that the warning would be scoffed at and ignored, would you still give it? I ask you to consider these questions and more in a series called, “The Three.”
In the last letter of the Bible, there’s a lot of symbolism; a story being told with vivid imagery. In that letter we find an urgent message in Revelation 14:6-11.
We’ve been looking at the context of Revelation 14. It’s contained within a letter that’s a Revelation of Jesus Christ and it’s an urgent, last message, to a dying world; a response to the work of Satan revealed in chapter 12 and 13.
The overarching theme or subtext of these chapters (actually a central theme in the entire letter): worship. Who will you worship? In whom will you place your hopes? Who has your allegiance and your best efforts? To whom does your heart belong?
Now this part may push your buttons. We tend to think of worship as something personalized; individual and a bit fluid. What these chapters tell us is that there are only two options: worship the beast, the counterfeit of Jesus Christ or worship the one true God, creator and redeemer.