Revelation – Jesus IS Coming Back!
Life on earth brings trials, hurts, abuse, circumstances beyond our control, with situations too hard for us to comprehend much less handle and solve…on our own. We need help. We need a Savior. We need God.
Remember how it feels when that check comes in to pay off debt? Remember how it feels when someone you love is at the point of death then all of a sudden there is a miraculous turnaround and they respond to medication? Remember that moment when someone who was once full of hate is now full of love? Remember when you lost that job but found a better one later? Remember when a loved one you have spent years praying for their salvation finally repents and is saved by Jesus Christ and they begin to transform in and with God’s love?
What is our first response when God steps in? It depends on who is most important…ourselves, other people we admire or God. When life turns from bad to good, I literally shout Hallelujah! I sing a song of praise. So that’s why I am enjoying the beginning of our next passage of the revelation of Jesus Christ. Read and be blessed. Shout Hallelujah for all God has done, is doing and will do. It’s all about God! Here’s a peek…
Revelation 19, The Message
The Sound of Hallelujahs
19 1-3 I heard a sound like massed choirs in Heaven singing,
The salvation and glory and power are God’s—
his judgments true, his judgments just.
He judged the great Whore
who corrupted the earth with her lust.
He avenged on her the blood of his servants.
Then, more singing:
The smoke from her burning billows up
to high Heaven forever and ever and ever.
4 The Twenty-four Elders and the Four Animals fell to their knees and worshiped God on his Throne, praising,
Amen! Yes! Hallelujah!
5 From the Throne came a shout, a command:
Praise our God, all you his servants,
All you who fear him, small and great!
6-8 Then I heard the sound of massed choirs, the sound of a mighty cataract, the sound of strong thunder:
The Master reigns,
our God, the Sovereign-Strong!
Let us celebrate, let us rejoice,
let us give him the glory!
The Marriage of the Lamb has come;
his Wife has made herself ready.
She was given a bridal gown
of bright and shining linen.
The linen is the righteousness of the saints.
9 The Angel said to me, “Write this: ‘Blessed are those invited to the Wedding Supper of the Lamb.’” He added, “These are the true words of God!”
10 I fell at his feet to worship him, but he wouldn’t let me. “Don’t do that,” he said. “I’m a servant just like you, and like your brothers and sisters who hold to the witness of Jesus. The witness of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
A White Horse and Its Rider
11-16 Then I saw Heaven open wide—and oh! a white horse and its Rider. The Rider, named Faithful and True, judges and makes war in pure righteousness. His eyes are a blaze of fire, on his head many crowns. He has a Name inscribed that’s known only to himself. He is dressed in a robe soaked with blood, and he is addressed as “Word of God.” The armies of Heaven, mounted on white horses and dressed in dazzling white linen, follow him. A sharp sword comes out of his mouth so he can subdue the nations, then rule them with a rod of iron. He treads the winepress of the raging wrath of God, the Sovereign-Strong. On his robe and thigh is written, King of kings, Lord of lords.
17-18 I saw an Angel standing in the sun, shouting to all flying birds in Middle-Heaven, “Come to the Great Supper of God! Feast on the flesh of kings and captains and champions, horses and their riders. Eat your fill of them all—free and slave, small and great!”
19-21 I saw the Beast and, assembled with him, earth’s kings and their armies, ready to make war against the One on the horse and his army. The Beast was taken, and with him, his puppet, the False Prophet, who used signs to dazzle and deceive those who had taken the mark of the Beast and worshiped his image. They were thrown alive, those two, into Lake Fire and Brimstone. The rest were killed by the sword of the One on the horse, the sword that comes from his mouth. All the birds held a feast on their flesh.
Think About GOD…excerpts from our passage…
–The salvation and glory and power are God’s
–God’s judgments are true and just
–God is the avenger
–God is the One and Only to be praised
–God is the reason for our Hallelujah’s
–God invites us to the Wedding Supper of the Lamb
–“These are the true words of God.”
–Jesus is the “Word of God”, KING of kings and LORD of Lords who fights for God, putting an end to the Beast and False Prophet and all who worship evil…forever.
It ALL about God…and not about us. God created us, loves us, abides with us and saves us.
Can I get an Amen and Hallelujah???
Dear Heavenly Father,
This journey through your revelation is mind boggling at times but brings extreme joy and praise with hallelujahs to follow. You are God and we are not. We humbly submit to Your will, Your time, and Your solution to our circumstances. We repent of our selfishness and surrender to Your Son, Jesus. Fill us with Your Holy Spirit. Prepare your church, your people, your Bride so we are appropriately dressed for the Wedding Supper. Hallelujah. All praise to You!
In Jesus Name, Amen