4 And [kai] I heard [akouo] another [allos] voice [phone] from [ek] heaven, [ouranos] saying, [lego] Come [exerchomai] out of [ek] her, [autos] my [mou] people, [laos] that [hina me] ye be [sugkoinoneo] not [hina me] partakers [sugkoinoneo] of her [autos] sins, [hamartia] and [kai] that [hina
me] ye receive [lambano] not [hina me] of [ek] her [autos] plagues. [plege] KJV-Interlinear
4 And I
heard another voice from heaven, saying, "Come out of her, my people, that
you may not participate in her sins and that you may not receive of her
Another angel, 'allos,' another of the same kind, calls out in Johns vision, representing the call of doctrine, the call of the scriptures, and the call of so many evangelists in that future time, even the call of common sense and moral integrity.
The decay of the world will be so great, the pressures of just being able to survive and eat a decent meal, will be so great, that believers will be tempted to toss aside their faith and go along with the laws from the anti-christ, in order to avoid suffering.
But judgment is decreed and anyone associating with or compromising their values for the evils of the world, will also be caught up in those judgments.
So, not only will unbelievers be judged and caught up in the judgments of those final days and months of the Tribulation, but believers who are too weak in their faith, will also be caught up in those judgments.
Certainly they, believers, will go to heaven, but going to heaven with honor is better than going to heaven with dishonor.
Warnings to get away from evil have been common throughout history, Col 1:13, Isa 48:20, Jer 50:8; 51:6,45, Rom 12:2, 2 Cor 6:14-17.
The call to Gods people (my people) is a reference to believers who are in jeopardy of giving in to the world, just to make their lives better. Or so they think. To avoid the unpleasantries of peer pressures, the unpleasantries of poverty, of starvation, of ostracism, of persecution, to avoid suffering for ones family or even ones self, then many believers who survive martyrdom, will still face intense pressures to conform with society and to bow down to the anti-christ.
Daniel refused and was thrown into the lions den. Daniel survived through grace. Certainly some if not many believers will survive the Tribulation and survive into the Millennium. But many will probably fail this test, and they will not only face and participate in the judgments Gods sends, but they will not survive them in this world.
All people will receive more than adequate warnings from the two prophets, from the thousands of evangelists, from their own conscience and knowledge of doctrine. And through those warnings, they will be told to get out, to leave the world systems of religion and secular enticements. To get them out of their heads and out of their priorities, and to get with and stick with their spiritual life. To transform the thinking of their minds from evil to good. But then doesn't this apply to all of us, too?
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