May 17, 2019
Revelation 11:15-18 New Living Translation (NLT)
It is hard when good things come to an end because we are so enjoying those times, but can I tell you I will not be sad to see bad or evil things come to an end? According to Scripture, things like war, crime, hatred, pride, condemnation, injustice, greed, indifference, faithlessness, and lawlessness (just to name a few) will come to an end and I will be glad to see each of those things destroyed. I am ready for the Lord of Love to rule and reign the nations!
Our reading today is from the Book of Revelation; the Lord’s revelation to the Apostle John and His message regarding the nature of evil and the eternal consequences it will be given. The seventh trumpet is the one announcing the arrival of King Jesus; He is coming to rule and reign with His Kingdom on earth. With His arrival, time stands still. The Eternal and the reality of His Kingdom has arrived. There is no time to go back and change things and there is no time to move forward without the consent of the King. That means, with His arrival, every decision we have made regarding the Messiah and living for God is final. Even indecision is final. Organized religion will not be the judge of the human soul. Relationship with the King determines everything, because only the blood of Jesus is enough to save the soul from judgment. The King must know you and recognize you as His own. Many people may reject this message, but it doesn’t change the fact that it is Truth based on God’s Word or Testimony.
Revelation 11:15-18 The Seventh Trumpet
15 Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices shouting in heaven:
“The world has now become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ,
and he will reign forever and ever.”
16 The twenty-four elders sitting on their thrones before God fell with their faces to the ground and worshiped him. 17 And they said,
“We give thanks to you, Lord God, the Almighty,
the one who is and who always was,
for now you have assumed your great power
and have begun to reign.
The nations were filled with wrath,
but now the time of your wrath has come.
It is time to judge the dead
and reward your servants the prophets,
as well as your holy people,
and all who fear your name,
from the least to the greatest.
It is time to destroy
all who have caused destruction on the earth.”
Prayer: Lord, thank you that one day you will make all things right in your sight and Love will rule the nations. In the meantime, help me keep my gaze upon Jesus and run from the work of evil, so I may testify to the Truth. In Jesus’ name. Amen.