SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED!

Revelation – Jesus IS Coming Back!
 
“Signed, sealed and delivered” is the tune sung by Stevie Wonder that is playing in my head this morning. Yeah, I know, but to know me, is to know there is always some tune in my head. I was raised by a musical family. Five generations now and counting! Why is THAT song rolling around in my thoughts? Here are a few lyrics…
 
“Oh yeah baby, like a fool I went and stayed too long
Now I’m wondering if your love’s still strong
 
Oo baby, here I am, signed, sealed delivered, I’m yours
Then that time I went and said goodbye
 
Now I’m back and not ashamed to cry
Oo baby, here I am, signed, sealed delivered, I’m yours
Here I am baby
Oh, you’ve got the future in your hand
(Signed, sealed delivered, I’m yours)”
 
As we read our next passage of the revelation of Jesus, we see that the seal of God is placed on those whose hearts are completely His and who serve tenaciously serve Him. They are signed, sealed and delivered by God Himself.
 
John looks again and sees “a huge crowd, too huge to count”…”standing, dressed in white robes and waving palm branches before the Throne and the Lamb heartily singing”! ALL fell on their faces and praised God and continued singing, “Oh Yes! The blessings and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving, the honor and power and strength, to our God forever and ever!”
 
WHY the chorus of praise? Because they are signed, sealed and delivered by the blood of Jesus Christ! “These are those who have come from the great tribulation and they’ve washed their robes, scrubbed them clean in the blood of the Lamb.”
 
AND that’s not all…God is pleased by their devotion. “The ONE on the Throne will pitch his tent there for them: no more hunger, no more thirst, no more scorching heat. The Lamb on the Throne will shepherd them, will lead them to spring water of of Life. And God will wipe every last tear from their eyes.” Hallelujah! Praise God!
 
Read and be blessed…
 
Revelation 7, The Message
The Servants of God
 
Immediately I saw Four Angels standing at the four corners of earth, standing steady with a firm grip on the four winds so no wind would blow on earth or sea, not even rustle a tree.
 
2-3 Then I saw another Angel rising from where the sun rose, carrying the seal of the Living God. He thundered to the Four Angels assigned the task of hurting earth and sea, “Don’t hurt the earth! Don’t hurt the sea! Don’t so much as hurt a tree until I’ve sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads!”
 
4-8 I heard the count of those who were sealed: 144,000! They were sealed out of every Tribe of Israel: 12,000 sealed from Judah, 12,000 from Reuben, 12,000 from Gad, 12,000 from Asher, 12,000 from Naphtali, 12,000 from Manasseh, 12,000 from Simeon, 12,000 from Levi, 12,000 from Issachar, 12,000 from Zebulun, 12,000 from Joseph, 12,000 sealed from Benjamin.
 
Revelation 7 no more tears9-12 I looked again. I saw a huge crowd, too huge to count. Everyone was there—all nations and tribes, all races and languages. And they were standing, dressed in white robes and waving palm branches, standing before the Throne and the Lamb and heartily singing:
 
Salvation to our God on his Throne!
Salvation to the Lamb!
 
All who were standing around the Throne—Angels, Elders, Animals—fell on their faces before the Throne and worshiped God, singing:
 
Oh, Yes!
The blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving,
The honor and power and strength,
To our God forever and ever and ever!
Oh, Yes!
 
13-14 Just then one of the Elders addressed me: “Who are these dressed in white robes, and where did they come from?” Taken aback, I said, “O Sir, I have no idea—but you must know.”
 
14-17 Then he told me, “These are those who come from the great tribulation, and they’ve washed their robes, scrubbed them clean in the blood of the Lamb. That’s why they’re standing before God’s Throne. They serve him day and night in his Temple. The One on the Throne will pitch his tent there for them: no more hunger, no more thirst, no more scorching heat. The Lamb on the Throne will shepherd them, will lead them to spring waters of Life. And God will wipe every last tear from their eyes.”
 
***
Revelation 7 Jesus“No more crying there, we are going to see the King!”…(chorus from my past popping into my head with thanksgiving in my heart!) What a wonderful picture image of Who God is and What He has done, is doing and will do through this Revelation of Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord!
 
Find and follow Jesus will all your heart, all your mind and all your soul. He’s coming back! Yes, HE IS!
 
I am signed up in His army, sealed by His love, and delivered by His redemption. Oh, Yes!
 
Dear Heavenly Father,
What a vision to take in of all that you are preparing for those whose hearts, minds and souls are Yours! Wow! No my more crying, no more anxiety or worry about what we will eat or drink. Our robes and places of worship are ready. You are ready. You know the right time. Most of all, you will be with us…because we are signed, sealed and delivered by you. May knowing You drive who we are and what we do today….
In Jesus Name, Amen
Revelation 7 multitudes

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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