Revelation is a book of hope, of Christ’s Victory assured for those who believe in Him and walk in His ways. It is a book full of imagery; both beautiful and baffling! And it gives us a sense of what is to come…
Whilst reading these chapters the simple message which occurred to me was – It’s all about Him. An obvious one I know, but something that is easy to reel off as a statement. It’s more than a statement. It’s a way of life. Just look at some of the verses we see here:
4 vs 8 Day and night they never stop saying ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, to come’.
4 vs 11 You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power.
5 vs 12 Worthy is the Lamb..
5 vs 13 To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honour and glory and power forever and ever!’
If it’s all about Him, we need to praise Him in our everyday comings and goings, praise Him for who He is and what He has done. Because we can trust in the hope of what is to come we should be praising Him NOW; praises which go on and on and on into eternity. After all our trials and tribulations, the meandering of our spiritual lives, our breaking down, our building up, our achievements and failings, our joy and our hurt, there is nothing else I’d rather spend eternity doing than praising my Father in heaven. We will meet with our maker, the one who has seen us through it all, our Saviour, our Protector, and all will be made right. We need to praise God in all that we do because He has won the battle and we will be with Him, our destiny is secure. Let’s remember this as we draw to the end of this amazing book of God’s word. From beginning to end all that we have read is because of Him, and all for Him.
7 vs 12 Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honour and power and strength be to our God forever and ever. Amen!!