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Revelation 19: Hallelujah!

I love Chapter 19!!
 
Can you imagine the sound??  “the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: “Hallelujah!”
 
After Jesus judges the evil world system from Babylon, THIS is the response!  Do you rejoice like this when you think of God’s judgments?  We should, for He delights in making the wrong things right and setting things in order in His Kingdom — and we should be in agreement with Him! 
 
The twenty four elders and four living creatures, who are well-acquainted with the beauty and majesty of God also fall down in reverent worship and adoration of Him as He has shown Himself just and true once again. . .
 
But, what is the climax of praise about??  Verse 7 tells us:
 
Let us rejoice and be glad
      and give him glory!
   For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
      and his bride has made herself ready. 
When the judgments have been meted out on the Earth, and His called, chosen and faithful people have stood with Him to the end, what will happen?  Jesus will finally receive the reward for His suffering.  He will receive the riches of His glorious inheritance, His most prized treasure — US AS HIS BRIDE!!!  (Ephesians 1:18; Matthew 13:44, Revelation 22:12). 
 
Verse 9: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!‘ ” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”  
It’s all about a wedding to come!!!  Read Matthew 22:1-14!!  That’s what it’s all about!!
Matthew 22:2- “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son
 
The Kingdom is about THIS:  the Father is preparing a wedding for His Son, Jesus!!  The whole Grand Plan of God’s Kingdom is this, to prepare a worthy, eternal companion, forever in love and made one with the Son of God!  That’s US!! 

 
Can you see it?  Can you believe it??  What a glorious calling — to be united forever with Jesus!  And, don’t think that He is begrudgingly accepting us . . It is His desire, the very thing that led Him to an through the Cross!     

 
John 17:24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am.
 
Hebrews 12:2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross 

 
We, His Bride, are the very JOY for which He paid the highest price.  This reality should stun us, shock us, and cause us to pause in disbelief.  Most importantly though, it should cause us to respond to Him with a similar abandoned love.  He gave all, to win our hearts.  How could we not give Him all our love, and all that we are??   
 
This Jesus who loved us to the end — He is the One who judges and makes war (verse 11).  He is the Passionate One, with fire in His eyes (verse 12).  And, with His everlasting, enduring Word (the two-edged sword that comes from His mouth; verse 15 & 21, also 1:16), He will strike down the nations!  It is His Word that He began speaking at the beginning of time, which never passes away and has been given to us as a precious gift — will be the tool of His final judgment.  And, don’t miss verse 20- the Antichrist and the False Prophet will be thrown directly into the lake of fire (!).   
 
His Word is the weapon that will take down everything that opposes His Kingdom of love.  Maybe it seems redundant, but hopefully something is stirring in you about the importance of KEEPING THE WORD, treasuring it, eating the Scroll.  May we never take it for granted, or try to bend it to suit us.  We must bend and conform to it!  This is how we will be “dressed in white”. 
 
Remember:  Why is Jesus worthy to pour out such wrath?  Because He, the very Son of God, was willing to go to the lowest place, take on our flesh, and be the servant of all.  He is able to sympathize with our weakness.  He was silent before His accusers.  He submitted Himself to crucifixion for OUR transgressions.
 
What would make US worthy to stand with him and release this judgment??
If we choose to walk as He walked on this earth, we will be made worthy
 
We are called to take on the same attitude as Jesus, to consider others better than us (Philippians 2:3-5), and to serve “the least of these” (Matthew 25:34-40).  We are to NOT take vengeance into our own hands when we have been wronged (I Peter 3:9).  We are to entrust justice to the Lord.  We are to bless those who curse us (Luke 6:27-29), and maybe even stay silent when we are wrongfully accused and mistreated. 
If by grace we can walk this out (and He is more than willing to enable us) — He will make us worthy to sit with Him and join with Him as He brings His kingdom on earth!    
 
Let Your Kingdom come!
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About Jessie

Lover of God. Husband. Dad. Director of the Furnace at Michigan State University.

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One thought on “Revelation 19: Hallelujah!

  1. #Hallelujah #ForOurLORDGODAlmightyReigns #OnlyGodisWorthyOfWorship #JesusAppears! #HeGotaTAT #WRATHOFGOD #PreachAboutHisWrath #DontOnlyPreachAboutTheHappy #GettingStabbedByTheWord #WeLoveYouJesus

    Posted by Jonnah | January 2, 2016, 2:15 pm

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