Q. In a question about the rapture you said, ” That’s why He’ll send an angel to do it (evangelize the world) after the Church is gone (Rev. 14:6).” Is this literal? Will an angel actually fly around the earth saying this to everyone on earth?
A. Rev. 14:6 says,
“Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth–to every nation, tribe, language and people.”
The Greek word for angel literally means messenger. Whether God will use an actual angel or will send the message through other means (satellite radio, internet, telepathy) is immaterial. The point is that people from every nation, tribe, language and people will hear the gospel message at that time.
According to Rev. 14:9-10 this will happen in conjunction with a warning not to take the mark of the beast. That means no one who takes the mark will be able to claim ignorance.