The Three Angel's Messages and Sighing and Crying for All the Abominations in Any Church
Eze 9:4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.
Eze 9:5 And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:
Eze 9:6 Slay utterly old [and] young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom [is] the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which [were] before the house
"Mark this point with care: Those who receive the pure mark of truth, wrought in them by the power of the Holy Ghost, represented by a mark by the man in linen, are those 'that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the church.' Testimonies, vol. 3, pp. 266-267.
"Here we see that the church--the Lord's sanctuary--was the first to feel the stroke of the wrath of God. The ancient men, those to whom God had given great light and who had stood as guardians of the spiritual interests of the people, had betrayed their trust. They had taken the position that we need not look for miracles and the marked manifestation of God's power as in former days. Times have changed. These words strengthen their unbelief, and they say: The Lord will not do good, neither will He do evil. He is too merciful to visit His people in judgment. Thus 'Peace and safety" is the cry from men who will never again lift up their voice like a trumpet to show God's people their transgressions and the house of Jacob their sins. These dumb dogs that would not bark are the ones who feel the just vengeance of an offended God. Men, maidens, and little children all perish together." E. G. White, Testimonies, Vol. 5, 211.
The Three Angel's Messages and Sighing and Crying for Abominations
The three angels messages and the Midnight Cry light (Matthew 25) constitute a command (commission) to sigh and cry for all the abominations that have entered the churches, including the professing Seventh-day Adventist church. How do we know that the SDA church is included as having abominations even perpetrated by its leadership? Because we are told in Isaiah 4:1-4, that Seven Women [all organized churches] are doing their own thing at the end-time--"wearing their own apparel"l (idolatrous self-righteousness) instead of the robe of Christ, and "eating their own bread" (teaching the commandments of men in lieu of the commands of God). Such violation of the commands of God, and institution of the commands of me, is a form of forensic legalism--man made legalism, with one of the man-made teachings that one can be justified while violating the commands of God--the three angel's messages. This is rhetorical, forensic legalism or the commandments of men in lieu of the commandments of God. This is the doctrine of the Nicolaitans.
Also in regard to the professing SDA Church, it is literally destroyed, according to Ellen White, IN ANOTHER LITERAL MANIFESTATION OF EZEKIEL 9. It is destroyed for a reason, just as the Sanctuary of ancient Israel was destroyed, and that reason is for all of its abominations. Just as faithful men warned ancient Israel, so faithful men will warn modern Israel of its impending doom, and that the faithful must flee to escape the ruin and be saved. Ellen White and Ezekiel 5:9, say that the primary fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 is at the end time, because that is when God does the worst thing He will ever do or ever has done, Matthew 24:21. That worst thing is the great time of Jacob's trouble and the destruction that comes after that trouble and warning to the entire world.
How and why do the three angel's messages constitute a command to sigh and cry for all the abominations in the world, and in churches that cannot be distinguished from the world? The command of the first angel is "...Fear (respect) 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." Revelation 14:6.
To "fear God" is to worship Him and him only. Anything that is placed over and above the worship and respect (fear) of God, is idolatry and is against the first four commandments especially, and all twelve in particular, which is signified in context of the three angel's messages in Revelation 14:12. Any such idol worship is worship of the beast and his image, verse 10, and that verse contains the warning of what will happen to all who violate any of the three angel's messages. Thus, it becomes evident that every sin is idolatry and every sin is comprehended in the three angel's messages.
Proper "sighing and crying" for those sins or abominations, further defines those abominations and how they relate to the three angel's messages as constitution idolatry. For example, violation of the Sabbath; erroneous doctrines, ecumenical fraternity with the world and fallen churches which cannot be distinguished from the world. For this council, association, girding and confederacy ALONE, the church is broken in pieces, Isaiah 8:9-20. Accepting Accreditation by the standards of the world, in the educational facilities of any church, is violation of the first angel's message, and violation of the command to come out from the world. These violations, along with those cited in Selected Messages, Book 1, pp. 202-206, are violations that are to be repudiated and warned against by repudiation, ibid., p. 205. Ellen White says that the "dumb-dog" watchmen, the guardians of the spiritual interests of the people, will NEVER AGAIN show the House of Jacob their sins--their idolatrous practices. So God has to send other men to do this, and the blood of the wicked will be upon their hands if this is not done. We all (professing Seventh-day Adventists in particular) and "true Christians" in general, have the duty to give the three angel's messages and point out the consequences of their rejection. This is a commission of God. This is a command of God. This is a requirement of the Everlasting Gospel. This is a part of the gospel that Nicolaitans deny as being part of the gospel.
The gospel is "good news" to those who are willing, by the grace empowerment of Christ, to heed all the commands of the three angel's messages," but bad news to all who reject those commands. Nicolaitans like giving and heeding only the so-called "good news" part, and indeed have in many cases, ceased to give the three angel's messages as they relate to the sins of Babylon, and defining who and what Babylon is.
Ezekiel, chapter 13, is a command to "prophesy against the prophets [appointed leaders] of Israel who have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The Lord saith: and the Lord hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word, Verses 2 and 6. Why? Because of Isaiah 56:10-12. We are to say to them which daub with untempered morter, that is shall fall, Ezekiel 13:11, and warn the patrons of such daubing the cease that activity and escape for their lives, Isaiah 37:31, 32, even as they did in the A.D. 70 PREFIGURE, The Great Controversy, p. 25.