Everyone loves a happy ending. The Bible ends in a happy way. Some people jump to the last book of the Bible, the book of Revelation, and read how God finishes the Bible in a happy way. At the end, all evil is conquered. All evil is thrown into the eternal trash can called the lake of fire. Those who follow evil also end up in the trash. God is on the throne in a heavenly city, the New Jerusalem. God’s people, who believe in Jesus, will live with Him in this city for eternity and be a part of the happy ending.
Today’s Bible verses are from Revelation chapter 7. These verses exalt Christ and are a great comfort to us believers. All three of these verses mention Christ as the Lamb of God.
Revelation 7:10 and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
Revelation 7:14 And I said to him, “Sir, you know.” So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Revelation 7:17 for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
Some morning Bible verses to think about, no commentary today.
Revelation 6:9-10 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”
Revelation 6:16 calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb,
But now an encouraging verse from Paul’s letters: 1 Thessalonians 5:24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.
When we or others go through pain and disappointment, we have to remember God is here. We may think God is remote or does not care, but He does. Remember the promise at the end of the Bible – Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
And God actually remembers all our pain and tears. Look at Psalm 56:8 … thou know my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?
The there is Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” God is always with us in our pain. Notice, the verse says the Lord is close to the brokenhearted. He is not far away, but right there.
See the books of Revelation and John coming together. In John chapter one, Jesus is called the Lamb of God, then in Revelation 5:12 the Lamb is exalted as the worth one, because He is chosen by God to do something.
Rev 5:12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
Rev 5:5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
The universe, and the angels acknowledge that God created the universe, and so He is worth of all honor. No one but God can create something out of nothing. God is eternal. Here is today’s verse from Revelation chapter 4, verse 11 “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, since you created all things, and because of your will they existed and were created!”
The best man can do is to transform matter into matter or energy, but man cannot create something out of nothing.
Can you believe that the Lord is outside the church, knocking and trying to get in! This is the situation in this verse in chapter 3 of Revelation: (Rev 3:20)
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
Sometimes we borrow this verse to talk about how the Lord wants to come into a person’s life and be everything to them. Like be their savior and redeemer. But actually here is a group of people who at one point loved The Lord, but somehow now do not welcome Him. So let us welcome Him into our lives individually and corporately.
Our uplifting encouraging morning Bible verse is from Revelation Chapter 2.
Rev 2:4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. How important to come back to the Lord as our first love. So many other competing things come in life, but we must make the Lord Jesus Christ the number one interest in our life.
Rev 2:28 I will give him the morning star. There is something special about the morning star, the first star we see in the morning when we arise early to spend time with the Lord Jesus Christ.