And I saw another angel fly in the middle of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to them that dwell on the earth…
I. THE COMMISSION TO PREACH THE GOSPEL. Some persons are heard falsely to argue that there is no need to send the tidings of redemption to the heathen; that they will be saved or be lost, according to their use or abuse of the light they have received; and that to impart to them the gospel is only to increase their condemnation, if they die unbelieving. But to such cavils we need not reply. Our Lord's command, as well as the conduct of the angel in our text, is clear and express.
II. THE MANNER IN WHICH THAT COMMISSION IS TO BE EXECUTED.
1. By calling sinners to repentance.
2. By directing them to Christ.
3. By warning them of a future judgment.
(C. Clayton, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: 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,
WEB: I saw an angel flying in mid heaven, having an eternal Good News to proclaim to those who dwell on the earth, and to every nation, tribe, language, and people.