November 27, 2018
Revelation 11:15-19 Good News Translation (GNT)
Scripture teaches when the seventh trumpet sounds it signals the arrival of the King of kings and the Lord of lords; the Son of God our Jesus Messiah. He is coming back to earth to rule forever. Once that trumpet sounds there is no turning back; at that point judgment will have arrived and evil will have no escape. For the people who have declared their need for Messiah to cover their sin, they will be rewarded for their love and reverence of the Lord with eternal life in God’s presence. Obedience to God’s Word is His provision to protect us from the effects of divine wrath against evil.
God has revealed his plan in advance so humanity could get ready for his return and reign. Are you ready? Evil and sin will be destroyed and those who partake of it—who connect to and live out the very things God has forbidden—will not survive the wrath of God who will take down evil in every form. If you haven’t already done so, ask Jesus to cover your sin and then turn to live in obedience to God’s Word. It is the Good News!
Revelation 11:15-19 The Seventh Trumpet
15 Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The power to rule over the world belongs now to our Lord and his Messiah, and he will rule forever and ever!” 16 Then the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones in front of God threw themselves face downward and worshiped God, 17 saying:
“Lord God Almighty, the one who is and who was!
We thank you that you have taken your great power
and have begun to rule!
The heathen were filled with rage,
because the time for your anger has come,
the time for the dead to be judged.
The time has come to reward your servants, the prophets,
and all your people, all who have reverence for you,
great and small alike.
The time has come to destroy those who destroy the earth!”
19 God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the Covenant Box was seen there. Then there were flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for covering my sin with the blood of Jesus. I look forward with great joy to your return and your reign. I have nothing to fear and everything to gain. Thank you for your Word that prepares me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.