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The Loud Cry
I SAW angels hurrying to and fro in heaven, descending to the earth, and again ascending
to heaven, preparing for the fulfillment of some important event. Then I saw another
mighty angel commissioned to descend to the earth, to unite his voice with the third
angel, and give power and force to his message. Great power and glory were imparted to the
angel, and as he descended, the earth was lightened with his glory. The light which
attended this angel penetrated everywhere, as he cried mightily, with a strong voice,
"Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and
the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird." Rev.
The message of the fall of Babylon, as given by the second angel, is repeated, with the
additional mention of the corruptions which have been entering the churches since 1844.
The work of this angel comes in at the right time to join in the last great work of the
third angel's message as it swells to a loud cry. And the people of God are thus prepared
to stand in the hour of temptation, which they are soon to meet. I saw a great light
resting upon them, and they united to fearlessly proclaim the third angel's message.
Angels were sent to aid the mighty angel from heaven, and I heard voices which seemed to
sound everywhere, "Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins,
and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God
hath remembered her iniquities." Rev. 18:4, 5. This message seemed to be an addition
to the third message, joining it as the midnight cry joined the second angel's message in
1844. The glory of God rested upon the patient, waiting saints, and they fearlessly gave
the last solemn warning, proclaiming the fall of Babylon and calling upon God's people to
come out of her, that they might escape her fearful doom.
The light that was shed upon the waiting ones penetrated everywhere, and those in the
churches who had any light, who had not heard and rejected the three messages, obeyed the
call and left the fallen churches. Many had come to years of accountability since these
messages had been given, and the light shone upon them, and they were privileged to choose
life or death. Some chose life and took their stand with those who were looking for their
Lord and keeping all His commandments. The third message was to do its work; all were to
be tested upon it, and the precious ones were to be called out from the religious bodies.
A compelling power moved the honest, while the manifestation of the power of God brought a
fear and restraint upon their unbelieving relatives and friends so that they dared not,
neither had they the power to, hinder those who felt the work of the Spirit of God upon
them. The last call was carried even to the poor slaves; and the pious among them poured
forth their songs of rapturous joy at the prospect of their happy deliverance.
[NOTE.--THAT THERE WILL BE SLAVERY AT THE TIME OF THE SECOND ADVENT IS MADE CLEAR BY THE
PROPHET JOHN IN REVELATION 6:15, 16, IN HIS VIVID DESCRIPTION OF "EVERY BONDMAN, AND
EVERY FREE MAN" CALLING FOR THE "MOUNTAINS AND ROCKS" TO FALL ON THEM AND
HIDE THEM "FROM THE FACE OF HIM THAT SITTETH ON THE THRONE."-- COMPILERS.] Their
masters could not check them; fear and astonishment kept them silent. Mighty miracles were
wrought, the sick were healed, and signs and wonders followed the believers. God was in
the work, and every saint, fearless of consequences, followed the convictions of his own
conscience and united with those who were keeping all the commandments of God; and with
power they sounded abroad the third message. I saw that this message will close with power
and strength far exceeding the midnight cry.
Servants of God, endowed with power from on high, with their faces lighted up, and shining
with holy consecration, went forth to proclaim the message from heaven. Souls that were
scattered all through the religious bodies answered to the call, and the precious were
hurried out of the doomed churches, as Lot was hurried out of Sodom before her
destruction. God's people were strengthened by the excellent glory which rested upon them
in rich abundance and prepared them to endure the hour of temptation. I heard everywhere a
multitude of voices saying, "Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that
keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." Rev. 14:12.
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