Revelation – Jesus IS Coming Back!
When I am happy a certain song comes to mind and I sing it. When I am sad, a different song comes to mind. When I am seeking God in troubled times, a song that gives me peace echos in my thoughts and I sing it. Since the beginning of time God has used music, chants, psalms, harps, cymbals and trumpets to bring Him praise, heal our hearts, alert us to trouble ahead and encourage our being. He also uses songs to bring us to attention. But most of all, the song sung by the saints not bullied into beastly worship, was all about God…
“You and you only are holy, all nations will come and worship you, because they see your judgments are right.”
This song of righteous praise to our Creator and Father God herald the beginning of God’s wrath to those who worshiped the world and everything in it. God’s wrath is poured out instead of God blessings as we normally think of “pouring out”. There will be a time when enough is enough. The beast and the worship of him is over. Those who worshiped him and cursed God will have to pay a stiff price.
Then I think of Jesus Christ, God’s only Son who paid a hefty, torturous price for me…for us. What else would we expect for those who still mock Him, run from Him, try to be God themselves and bully others who believe into thinking He is not real, alive, active and powerful?
Yes, the wrap up of God’s wrath is the beginning of the end of the new beginning. Let’s push on…
Revelation 15, The Message
The Song of Moses, the Song of the Lamb
15 I saw another Sign in Heaven, huge and breathtaking: seven Angels with seven disasters. These are the final disasters, the wrap-up of God’s wrath.
2-4 I saw something like a sea made of glass, the glass all shot through with fire. Carrying harps of God, triumphant over the Beast, its image, and the number of its name, the saved ones stood on the sea of glass. They sang the Song of Moses, servant of God; they sang the Song of the Lamb:
Mighty your acts and marvelous,
O God, the Sovereign-Strong!
Righteous your ways and true,
King of the nations!
Who can fail to fear you, God,
give glory to your Name?
Because you and you only are holy,
all nations will come and worship you,
because they see your judgments are right.
5-8 Then I saw the doors of the Temple, the Tent of Witness in Heaven, open wide. The Seven Angels carrying the seven disasters came out of the Temple. They were dressed in clean, bright linen and wore gold vests. One of the Four Animals handed the Seven Angels seven gold bowls, brimming with the wrath of God, who lives forever and ever. Smoke from God’s glory and power poured out of the Temple. No one was permitted to enter the Temple until the seven disasters of the Seven Angels were finished.
What song are you singing today? Sing it loud and strong if it brings God glory and praise! Sing it all day long if it fills our hearts with love and dispels all hate. Sing it with your whole heart, mind and soul as a love song to God.
Yes! May we “pour out” His song of blessings and truly live the Song of the Redeemer for now. Now is the time to sing!
“Mighty your acts and marvelous,
Oh God, the Sovereign-Strong!
Righteous your ways and true,
King of the nations!”
Rejoice…Jesus IS Coming Back!
Dear Heavenly Father,
We are walking through the revelation of you and your coming back to claim your own with joy and peace because we know you and believe what you say. Thank you for helping us to know, to love, to change and transform. Continue to work out your salvation in and through us.
In Jesus Name, Amen
And I’m singing…
The sky shall unfold
Preparing His entrance
The stars shall applaud Him
With thunders of praise
The sweet light in His eyes, shall enhance those awaiting
And we shall behold Him, then face to face
O we shall behold Him, we shall behold Him
Face to face in all of His glory
O we shall behold Him, yes we shall behold Him
Face to face, our Savior and Lord
The angel will sound, the shout of His coming
And the sleeping shall rise, from there slumbering place
And those remaining, shall be changed in a moment