What is the mission and purpose of the Seventh-day Adventist Radio? Firstly in our name is our Lord Jesus Christ the Lord of the Seventh-day Sabbath [Mark 2:28].
Our God found the Sabbath of such a great importance that it was the first thing He gave to Adam and Eve before they sinned [Genesis 2:1-3] and 2500 years before the first Jew was born. God also made it the centre of the Ten Commandments which is now become the content of the New Testament Covenant [see Hebrews 8:7-10; 10:16,17.; 2.Cor. 3:3] no longer written by God on two tables of stone, but now God writes it into our fleshly hearts that are converted and born again. Our Lord Jesus Christ found His Sabbath of so great an importance that He rested and observed its holiness even in Hid death-bed from Friday sunset till Saturday sunset, and so did all His supporters who waited with the embalming of His body until after the Sabbath was ended [Luke 23:54-56].
The last part of our name Adventist means the Advent or coming of Jesus to return to this earth in great power and majesty to reign. The name was chosen as an opponent to the newly formed Rapture theory, which teaches a secret and also a public coming of our Lord Jesus. In other words a twofold coming to save them from the great tribulation. This is not really biblical. Also, the mainline Christian churches teaches that a 1000 years of peace or a millennium must come first before the return of Christ.
Our mission is the everlasting Gospel seen in Revelation 14:6-12 in the end-time settings of the Judgment hour. But firstly, what leads up to Revelation 14 is our great and bitter disappointment seen in Revelation chapter 10.
Verse 1 introduces another mighty angel. In the N.T. Greek angels mean a heavenly messenger and not necessarily a literal angel as we see it. His face is shining as the sun. The face of Jesus shone as bright as the sun on the mount of transfiguration [see Matthew 17:2].
Revelation 10:2 In His hand is seen a little book open. This infers that it was closed. Q.: Which book of the Bible was closed to our understanding? “And he said, Go thy way Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.”—Daniel 12:9
“None of the wicked or weak shall understand; but the wise shall understand.”—v. 10 Note, it is not the worldly but spiritual wisdom which comes from the real Holy Spirit and with much prayer and bible study. [Compare Daniel 12:3].
By the last verses of Revelation chapter ten we can see that this little book is a prophetic book for these last days, which is the little book of Daniel. And he swore by Him that created all things 10:6 which is our Lord Jesus Christ [Rev. 4:5; John 1:1-3; Eph. 3:9; Col. 1:15-17; 1. Cor. 8:6; Hebr. 1:1,2,10; 11:3; John 8:58
In Revelation 10:6 we can see Christ’s Sabbath almost word for word quoted from the Ten Commandments. Verse 7, when the voice of the seventh angel begins to sound [Rev.11:15] the mystery of God should be finished and also prophetic time would be after the event of this chapter. [verse 6, last part].
The last two verses of Rev.10 tell us of the great and bitter disappointment in 1844 A.D. at the end of Daniels 2300 days of years prophecy. Jesus did not come then to earth to cleanse it, but instead came in 1844 to sit in judgment [see Daniel 7:13-9]
Since in the original N.T. Greek there were no chapter divisions, the very next verse what is now Rev. 11:1 gives us the content of the disappointment; the heavenly judgment which shows if we are measuring up to God’s requirements.
All this agrees with the end-time Gospel of Revelation 14:6-12 regarding the judgment and those who are keeping all of God’s Ten Commandments which are the standard of God [see James 2:10-12] and which almost all Christian churches speak against.