Australia Ministry Trip (Sept 26-November 10, 2017)

Australia Ministry Trip (Sept 26-November 10, 2017)
From September 26 to November 10, 2017, my husband, daughter and I will be on a ministry trip in Australia and New Zealand. The places we will be visiting are shown on the map above - along with the dates in which we'll be in these places (and what we'll be doing while there). Please keep this ministry trip and all of us in your prayers! Blogs will appear daily throughout this time, as I have written them and scheduled them in advance. I welcome your comments - and enjoy them! Just know I will not have Internet access for much of this time. So, I will look forward to reading your responses upon my return. Thank you for your understanding! And please keep reading to complete the "Reading the Bible in a Year" challenge and blessing! I am very grateful to Claire for her faithful blog comments (please everyone - join her in sharing each day as a discussion blesses everyone so much more!) And I am thankful that Claire has graciously agreed to add a bit more into her daily comments during my time of absence. Please direct special comments or questions which require immediate responses to her (on this blog). Blessings as you continue your journey through God's Word this year!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Daily Bible Reading - October 21, 2017

Today's Reading:

1 Thessalonians 1

Isaiah 11-13

Psalm 112

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Seven is a significant number in Scripture. It is the number of perfection. To be perfect, in this context, literally means "to be fully equipped" and "fully furnished". The process of sanctification, translated from the original Hebrew actually means "to seven oneself" (by the Grace and indwelling power of Yahweh, of course).

And by what Power does Yahweh "equip" and "fully furnish" us? He does this by the Power of His Spirit! For this reason, it makes sense that there are actually seven aspects of the Holy Spirit - seven levels of the Outpouring. Our Saviour, Himself being perfect, was thoroughly equipped with all seven aspects of the Spirit, listed in Isaiah 11:1-2:
"And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the 1) Spirit of Yahweh shall rest upon Him, 2) the Spirit of Wisdom and 3) Understanding, the 4) Spirit of Counsel and 5) Might, the 6) Spirit of Knowledge and of the 7) Fear of Yahweh. 
There are seven Lamps of fire burning before the Throne which are the seven Spirits of God (Revelation 4:5). The messages of Revelation are from the seven Spirits (better translated as the seven aspects of the Spirit of God) (Revelation 1:4).

The seven-fold anointing of the Spirit, which rested upon Christ, and which He desires to bestow upon us, is represented in the seven symbols of the Spirit, found throughout Scripture:

Seven Areas of Anointing - #1: The Spirit of Yahweh
The Spirit of Yahweh manifests as Wind/Breath, as we see in Acts 2.
Acts 2:1-2  "And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven as of a rushing mighty Wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting."  
When the Spirit manifests as Wind, it is spiritually enlivening, stirring, and removing whatever is not attached. The Judgments of Yahweh were brought on the wind (Hosea 13:15, Jonah 4:8). Remember Judgments are blessings or cursings received because of our obedience (and cleansing from past Lawlessness) or rebellion. In other words, Judgment is not always negative. For the saved, it is a great blessing.

"Wind" is translated from "ruwach" (Strong's Concordance #7307) and literally means "air in motion". "Breath" (Strong's Concordance #7306) is "air moving undetected or little noticed".

It was by the Breath of Yah that everything was created:
Psalm 33:6  "By the Word of Yahweh were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the Breath of His Mouth."
When man was first created, Yahweh breathed into His nostrils - and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7). This Breath did not just bring Adam to life, physically, it filled Him with the Spirit of Yah, enlivening him, spiritually as well.

“A new heart will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you."  This is accomplished by the divine Breath of God in the soul of the true seeker.

Seven Areas of Anointing - #2: The Spirit of Wisdom
The Spirit of Wisdom is symbolized by Oil. What does Oil do?
Oil enlightens. Oil changes the substance with which it is mixed. Oil penetrates. Oil adheres. Oil burns. Oil heals. All of these properties of oil are spiritually applicable in the Work of the Spirit of Wisdom.

Remember the parable of the five wise and five foolish virgins? Matthew 25:4But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.” The possession of the Oil does not just represent the Holy Spirit in the life, generally, it specifically refers to the Spirit of Wisdom.

Yahweh desires to instill in us His Spirit of Wisdom for dealing with our human relationships. It is through this Spirit that we are enabled to love others, as Christ loves them:
Proverbs 11:12  "He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace."   
It is through the Spirit of Wisdom that we understand Truth, for spiritual things are only spiritually discerned:
Proverbs 14:8  "The wisdom of the prudent is to understand His Way: but the folly of fools is deceit."
The blessing of the Spirit of Wisdom is essential to us. We should seek to receive it from Yahweh (Proverbs 16:16, Ecclesiastes 9:18). 

Oil was used in the anointing process, to receive the Holy Spirit. Anointing oil is mentioned 202 times in Scripture. In the Bible, a person who is spiritually of the world is called a "stranger" to the Kingdom of Heaven. Conversely, a child of Yahweh was made (in Him) to be a "stranger" to this world (1 Peter 2:11-12). 

No one who was a "stranger" to Heaven could be anointed with the sacred anointing oil (Exodus 30:31-33). Oil was not to be poured upon unrepentant, carnal "flesh", for Yahweh does not anoint sin. The application of the oil symbolized that the anointed person - or object - was set apart for Holy use. Choosing to be anointed demonstrated a measure of the Spirit of Wisdom. And receiving the anointing only served to increase this Outpouring.

Thus, the Oil of His Spirit is present at every stage of spiritual life. But the Oil increases in the life, as we seek more and more of Yahweh's indwelling Grace. How do we do this, in a practical sense? Consider the diagram below:




We are to be like Christ.  “As Yahshua was , in the world, so are we.” (1 John 4:17)


First the Oil of burning Fire cleanses the heart (the person walks in the light with obedience). This process gives off Light (Truth and a Christ-like witness) to those around, while insuring that the Christian will continue to have Oil and more Light.  

To produce Light, the Oil must burn with Fire. The foolish virgins thought they had everything they needed – when they returned to the Source of all Light – probation had closed.

The Holy Spirit brings consecration and healing, and is revealed by the Fruits of the Spirit in the life.

How may we receive the Outpouring of the Spirit of Wisdom? Only by seeking it from Yahweh:
James 1:5-6  "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed."

Seven Areas of Anointing - #3: The Spirit of Understanding
The Spirit of Understanding is represented by Rain. What are the characteristics of rain? Rain softens the soil. Rain accesses nourishment for the plant. Rain prepares the ground for plowing. Rain clears the air of pollution. 

When we are filled with the Spirit of Understanding, we thrive. We become a spiritual oasis amidst a wasteland of spiritual death, which is our natural state, when we are without the Spirit.

Receiving the Spirit of Understanding is conditional. To increase our receptivity for more of the Spirit of Understanding, we need to seek revelations of Yahweh in His Torah. By Yahweh's Grace, we need to live by the Principles found in the Commandments and Torah Statutes.
Leviticus 26:3-4  "If ye walk in My Statutes, and keep My Commandments, and do them; Then I will give you Rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit."
Seven Areas of Anointing - #4: The Spirit of Council
The Spirit of Council is represented by a Dove.  What are the spiritual aspects of the Dove? It is gentle, meek, loving, innocent, and forgiving. When the Holy Spirit is manifested as the Dove, we receive the Spirit of Counsel, which guides us into all Truth (John 16:13).

In the early Advent Movement, one of the leaders was a man named William Miller. One night (in the 1800's) Miller had an interesting dream, which illustrates some key principles of the Spirit of Council - which not only involves loving and seeking the Truth, but also discerning when and how to share it with others.

I dreamed that God, by an unseen hand, sent me a curiously (beautifully carved) wrought casket about ten inches long by six square, made of ebony and pearls curiously inlaid. To the casket there was a key attached. I immediately took the key and opened the casket, when, to my wonder and surprise, I found it filled with all sorts and sizes of jewels, diamonds, precious stones, and gold and silver coin of every dimension and value, beautifully arranged in their several places in the casket; and thus arranged they reflected a light and glory equaled only to the sun.

I thought it was not my duty to enjoy this wonderful sight alone, although my heart was overjoyed at the brilliancy, beauty, and value of its contents. I therefore placed it on a center table in my room and gave out word that all who had a desire might come and see the most glorious and brilliant sight ever seen by man in this life.

The people began to come in, at first few in number, but increasing to a crowd. When they first looked into the casket, they would wonder and shout for joy. But when the spectators increased, everyone would begin to trouble the jewels, taking them out of the casket and scattering them on the table.

I began to think that the owner would require the casket and the jewels again at my hand; and if I suffered them to be scattered, I could never place them in their places in the casket again as before; and felt I should never be able to meet the accountability, for it would be immense. I then began to plead with the people not to handle them, nor to take them out of the casket; but the more I pleaded, the more they scattered; and now they seemed to scatter them all over the room, on the floor and on every piece of furniture in the room.

I then saw that among the genuine jewels and coin they had scattered an innumerable quantity of spurious jewels and counterfeit coin. I was highly incensed at their base conduct and ingratitude, and reproved and reproached them for it; but the more I reproved, the more they scattered the spurious jewels and false coin among the genuine.

I then became vexed in my physical soul and began to use physical force to push them out of the room; but while I was pushing out one, three more would enter and bring in dirt and shavings and sand and all manner of rubbish, until they covered every one of the true jewels, diamonds, and coins, which were all excluded from sight. They also tore in pieces my casket and scattered it among the rubbish. I thought no man regarded my sorrow or my anger. I became wholly discouraged and disheartened, and sat down and wept.

While I was thus weeping and mourning for my great loss and accountability, I remembered God, and earnestly prayed that He would send me help.

Immediately the door opened, and a man entered the room, when the people all left it; and he, having a dirt brush in his hand, opened the windows, and began to brush the dirt and rubbish from the room.

I cried to him to forbear, for there were some precious jewels scattered among the rubbish.

He told me to "fear not," for he would "take care of them."

Then, while he brushed the dirt and rubbish, false jewels and counterfeit coin, all rose and went out of the window like a cloud, and the wind carried them away. In the bustle I closed my eyes for a moment; when I opened them, the rubbish was all gone. The precious jewels, the diamonds, the gold and silver coins, lay scattered in profusion all over the room.

He then placed on the table a casket, much larger and more beautiful than the former, and gathered up the jewels, the diamonds, the coins, by the handful, and cast them into the casket, till not one was left, although some of the diamonds were not bigger than the point of a pin.

He then called upon me to "come and see."

I looked into the casket, but my eyes were dazzled with the sight. They shone with ten times their former glory. I thought they had been scoured in the sand by the feet of those wicked persons who had scattered and trod them in the dust. They were arranged in beautiful order in the casket, every one in its place, without any visible pains of the man who cast them in. I shouted with very joy, and that shout awoke me.  — (Dream of William Miller, recorded in Early Writings, pp. 81-83)
With the Presence of Yah's Spirit, as a Dove, we are empowered to be both "wise" and "harmless".
Matthew 10:16-17  "Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves."  
There are yet three more aspects of the Holy Spirit, which we are to prayerfully seek. But because these first four areas have already taken enough time and space to examine, I will split this study into two parts. Tomorrow, we will look at numbers 5-7 of the seven areas of anointing.

In the meantime, pray and specifically ask for each aspect of the Holy Spirit's Outpouring to be poured out upon your life. Ask for the Breath. pray for the Oil. Seek His Rain. And cry out to Yahweh for the Dove to descend upon your life. It is Yahweh's Will that the same Spirit-anointing which rested upon Christ, would also rest upon His people:
Isaiah 11:1-2 - "And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the 1) Spirit of Yahweh shall rest upon Him, 2) the Spirit of Wisdom and 3) Understanding, the 4) Spirit of Counsel and 5) Might, the 6) Spirit of Knowledge and of the 7) Fear of Yahweh.





Friday, October 20, 2017

Daily Bible Reading - October 20, 2017

Today's Reading:

Revelation 21-22

Isaiah 9-10

Psalm 111

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Thoughts and Commentary on Today's Reading   

Returning to our reading in Isaiah today, there is a timely prophesy that bears note, which was originally given against rebellious Israel:
Isaiah 9:10 - "The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars."
Rabbi Jonathan Cahn gives a most eye-opening presentation revealing the shocking evidence that this same passage, which was a warning of impending Judgment for ancient Israel, is replaying in the United States. And as it is being fulfilled in shocking and clear ways, the reality of impending Judgment for the United States becomes unquestionably clear.

There were nine harbingers of Israel's Judgment - all of which have already appeared on American soil. See how Isaiah 9 is a Judgment against the United States today... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQvaJ78HVfE

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Daily Bible Reading - October 19, 2017

Today's Reading:

Revelation 20

Isaiah 7-8

Psalm 110

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Isaiah is one of my personal favorite books of the Bible. It is truly a book of spiritual "meat" with many gems of Truth awaiting discovery and notice. In our reading from today, I'd like to focus on two key Scripture verses from Isaiah, which show the importance of God's Law (Torah):
Isaiah 8:16 & 20 - "Bind up the testimony, seal the Law among My disciples... To the Law and to the Testimony: if they speak not according to this Word, it is because there is no light in them."
The Law (Torah) is the root system - the origin - the Source Point - of all Truth. This why Isaiah 8 tells us to test all ideas by the Law - and the testimony (Old Testament prophets). the Torah is the roots, the Old Testament prophets are the trunk of the living tree of Truth. While the trunk is connected with the roots (interpreted through the Torah) there is life and truth throughout. And the New Testament is the lovely foliage of the top of the truth tree. 

While the foliage is connected to the trunk and the roots, there is life in the "leaves" (individual doctrinal teachings). But if the New Testament foliage is cut off from the roots and trunk (as it is with the "New Covenant" vs "Old Covenant ideas) the life of truth is lost.
 
Today, the idea that there might be ultimate Truth—Truth that stands of itself, whether recognized or not, existing outside the scope of one’s own personal experience—is a concept as rare as an endangered species. Truth is usually viewed as “relative”.  In other words, truth is changing, depending on one’s personal needs and circumstances. Rather than believing in some over-arching, all-encompassing, whether-we-recognize-it-or-not-it-still-stands TRUTH; most say ultimate Truth does not even exist! Instead, people tend to believe that there is “your” truth and “my” truth.

As mystic Fran Hafey explained in her online article titled, “Your Truth is Within You”:

“When your truth unfolds like a flower being born, you will feel it in your heart and know its true.” 
(Holistic Living, www.1stholistic.com)
In this way, TRUTH is replaced with “what is true for me”. With such a perspective, the pursuit of ultimate Truth becomes irrelevant. For if truth is relative to the person who believes it, man is his own “god”. And one need not know TRUTH, in an ultimate sense, one needs only to know ONESELF, discovering one’s personal truth.

By this popular way of thinking, the path of ultimate Truth has become overgrown by the brambles of disuse. So few seek for ultimate Truth, that this formerly well-trod path of thought, which was once the most important philosophical quest, is now nearly totally out of sight.

Perhaps, more than anything else, this way of thinking is the reason we are in a time of spiritual famine today. Most, even among Christians, don’t really know what the Truth is.

Amos 8:11  - “Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the Words of Yahweh.”
It’s a scary thought really. But this is the most fundamental reason many, even among Christians, search for emotional experiences and mystical moments rather than studying the Bible. But, Scripture tells us that there is ultimate Truth. Specifically, the Bible states that the Word of God, in Flesh (Christ) and Book (the Bible), are Truth:
John 17:17 - “Sanctify them through Thy Truth: Thy Word is Truth.”
John 14:6 - “Yahshua saith unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.”
Scripturally, wind is a metaphor used for false doctrine and spiritual deception. These false concepts are powerful and forceful, gusting the biblically unrooted person about; much like a helpless tumbleweed is blown this way and that, in a trackless desert.


Most Christians believe that Paul taught the Law was done away with at the Cross. But, Yahshua clearly stated He had not come to remove any part of the Law. In fact, He went on to state that nothing in the Torah - not even the tiniest punctuation or accent marks it contained - would be done away with until Heaven and Earth passed away.
Matthew 5:17-18 -“Think not that I am come to destroy the Law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.  For verily I say unto you, Till Heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the Law, till all be fulfilled.”
Was Paul actually in conflict with Christ? No! The Bereans were first-hand hearers of Paul’s teachings. Scripture tells us that when they heard him teach, they would then go home to “search the Scriptures daily” to see “whether these things were so,” (Acts 17:10-11). Since the New Testament hadn’t been added to the Bible during the time of Paul, what Scriptures were they searching? The Old Testament! And what did the Bereans find?

They found Paul’s teachings to be in full harmony with the Old Testament Scriptures! Note: had Paul taught anything different from the Old Testament - which was the Scriptures in his day - he would have been called an “apostate” not an Apostle!


Had Paul been in conflict with Christ, he could not have been one of His apostles! The apparent conflict in Paul’s writings  versus Yahshua’s has been brought about by misinterpreting Paul’s messages. Just as Peter warned that many were doing, even in his day, Christians wrongly interpret Paul’s meaning, producing these two perspectives that are entirely opposite.

Yet, alarmingly, the twisted understanding Christians get from misinterpreting Paul seemingly holds more weight than even Yahshua’s words! Misunderstood or not, if Paul can effectively “trump” Christ, we can no longer call ourselves Christians (followers of Christ), but “Paulians” (followers of Paul).

And so, with no disrespect to the Apostle Paul, who truly did not teach heresy but promoted the Truth; it is necessary to expose how Christianity has actually morphed into a twisted “Paulianity”. But if we put our “Torah-glasses” on, viewing Paul’s writings and teachings from the standpoint that the Law of God is the basis from which he taught, we will find enlightenment rather than delusion.

Isaiah 8:20 - “To the Law and to the Testimony: if they speak not according to this Word, it is because there is no light in them.”
Paul’s own testimony about his teachings and conduct is that he had never done or taught anything against either the Torah (wrongly translated as the “Law of the Jews”) or against the laws of the land (Roman law).
Acts 25:7-8 - “And when he came, the Jews who came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and made many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove. While he answered for himself, Neither against the Law of the Jews, nor against the Temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all.”
The word “offended” in the above passage is translated from the Greek word hamartano, which means to “sin against” or “trespass”. Paul could only say that he had not trespassed against the Torah if he was a Sabbath-keeper! In fact, he not only kept the Sabbath, but also the Feast days (Acts 18:21; 20:16). And he even left plain instructions for Yahweh’s people to keep them:
1 Corinthians 5:8 - “Therefore let us keep the Feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the Unleavened Bread of sincerity and truth.”
Breaking the Sabbath commandment carried a penalty of death (Exodus 31:15) and Paul said that if he had committed anything worthy of death he would accept such judgment (Acts 25:11). Festus said concerning Paul, “I found that he had committed nothing deserving of death.” (Acts 25:25). Thus, the Scriptural record shows Paul to be a Torah and Sabbath-keeper.

Paul wasn’t making up new doctrines, nailing the Law which David and Moses - and Yahshua Himself - upheld. Just as Peter warned, Paul’s teachings have  been twisted into strong delusions. But far from teaching that the Law is no longer valid, Paul taught that breaking God’s Law would result in eternal damnation (Galatians 5:19-21).

Ephesians 5:5-8 - “...No whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the Kingdom... of God. Let no man deceive you... walk as children of Light.”
To rightly understand Paul’s writings, we must interpret them through the “lens” of the Law.

 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Daily Bible Reading - October 18, 2017

Today's Reading:

Revelation 19

Isaiah 5-6

Psalm 109:20-31

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In Psalm 109:26-29, we find a powerful perspective on rejection, hate, and abuse. Just as the Scripture states, Yahweh delivers us from our oppressors. But the good news is that they may curse, but when Yahweh blesses, you're blessed. Consider the powerful testimony of Elder Ron Archer, who was a hated "trick baby". 

What a wonderful God we serve who raises us up from such things and pronounces upon us a blessing which is uncurseable! Your value and blessing comes from Him! And that's all that matters.
Psalm 109:26-29 - "Help me, O Yahweh my God: O save me according to Thy Mercy: That they may know that this is Thy Hand; that Thou, Yahweh, hast done it. Let them curse, but bless Thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let Thy servant rejoice. Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle."
Isn't it a blessing to remember that it what God says and thinks of you that matters? And what does He say about you?
Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith Yahweh, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Daily Bible Reading - October 17, 2017

Today's Reading:

Revelation 18

Isaiah 3-4

Psalm 109:1-19

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In Revelation 18:1-4, we find the Message of the Fourth Angel. This Message is also known as the final Elijah Message. It is this Message which lightens the whole earth (light symbolizes Truth) at the end of the world. So what is the Fourth Angel's Message?
Revelation 18:1-4  "And after these things I saw another angel come down from Heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, 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. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from Heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues."  
 The Fourth Angel gives his Message after the first three angels of Revelation. His Message adds greater light to their previous Messages and embodies final Gospel Call to mankind.

So what is the Message of the Fourth Angel? The Fourth Angel magnifies the Law of God. How can we know this? Consider the following keys from Revelation 18:

1) He calls God's people out of Babylon so that they will not be partakers of her sins.
  • Sin is defined by the Law of God. It is impossible to identify the sins of Babylon, in order to "come out" of them, without understanding and obeying the Law of God (Romans 3:20, Romans 7:7).

2) His Message brings great Light to this sin-darkened planet.
  • The Law is the epicenter of Light (Proverbs 6:23). In Scripture, the Law is the Source of Light. And because it holds this position, all other Scripture is to be interpreted through it. Any doctrinal understanding which deviates from the Law of God (Torah: Genesis-Deuteronomy) is in error, and is of darkness, not light (Isaiah 8:20). So, the fact that this angel brings Light once again reveals that the Fourth Angel's Message magnifies the Law of God (Isaiah 42:21).
The Fourth Angel actually adds light to the messages of the prior three angels, as follows:

THE MESSAGE OF THE FIRST ANGEL
Revelation 14:6-7  - "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, 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."  
Decoding the 1st Angel's Message Key 1:  
FEAR GOD = Keep the Ten Commandments

To "fear God" is to keep His Commandments. Thus, the Message of the first angel points to the Ten Commandments.
Psalm 111:10  "The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do His Commandments: His praise endureth for ever."

Ecclesiastes 12:13  "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His Commandments: for this is the whole duty of man."  
Decoding the 1st Angel's Message Key 2:  
GIVE GLORY TO GOD = We give glory to Yahweh by keeping His Law
Matthew 5:16-18  "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.  Think not that I am come to destroy the Law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till Heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the Law, till all be fulfilled." 
Works are considered "good" only when they measure up to the Law of God (Ecclesiastes 12:14).
The greater revelation of existing Light from the 4th Angel's Message = There is more to God's Law than just the Ten Commandments. Keep both the Commandments and Statutes
Deuteronomy 6:1-2  "Now these are the Commandments, the Statutes, and the Judgments, which Yahweh your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it: That thou mightest fear Yahweh thy God, to keep all His Statutes and His Commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged."
Malachi 4:4-6 "Remember ye the Law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of Yahweh: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse."
The Fourth Angel's Message reminds us that keeping the Statutes as well as the Commandments is all part of fearing God. Causing the people to remember the Law with the Statutes and Judgments, is the final Message to go to the world. In Malachi 4, it is the final Elijah Message. But in Revelation 18, it is the Message of the Fourth Angel. These two names are actually referring to the same Message. 
 
Decoding the 1st Angel's Message Key 3:  
WORSHIP HIM AS CREATOR = Keep the Seventh-day Sabbath

We honor Yahweh as Creator by remembering the Seventh-day Sabbath to keep it holy (Exodus 20:8-11). But the Light of the Fourth Angel's Message takes it one step further. This Message reminds that Yahweh didn't just make a weekly appointment Time, He also gave annual appointment Times, also known as Feasts of Yahweh. These annual Sabbaths are listed in Leviticus 23.

In the second angel's call to come out of Babylon, we find a warning to remove from the way of sun worship. At first, many understood this to mean that we should keep the Seventh-day Sabbath, and not the papal replacement day (Sunday), which was the "venerable day" of the sun from
ancient, Babylonian paganism.

But in the fourth angel's message, we are reminded that Yahweh's annual days were also replaced by sun worship days. We are called to keep Yahweh's days and have nothing to do with the pagan days of the sun.