"Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever, Amen" Revelation 7:12
Reading Revelation 7 helped me get my focus where it needs to be. I pray it will help you as it has me to exalt Jesus to His proper place in my thought life. I know many people feel they are in the great tribulation now. So let us look at those who have come through tribulation according to scripture. In Revelation 7:9 we are told of a great multitude of Gentiles made up of people from every nation standing before the Lamb. They are clothed in white robes and have palm branches in their hands as they are crying out to Jesus:
"Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever, Amen."
We are told in verse 14:
"These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."
They are before God day and night, and He has spread His tabernacle over them. Verse 7 tells us:
"They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat; for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their Shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
I struggle trying to sift through the abundance of information to stay informed and not be ignorant of what is going on around me in this life. I want to be engaged and know how to pray. However, as I read this chapter and see these saints exalt Jesus to His proper place I realize I need to do the same. They fell on their faces before the throne of God. They became informed through worship of all they needed to know — blessings, glory, wisdom, thanksgiving honor, power and might belong to our God forever and ever!
I don’t believe we are in the great tribulation, but we are all in the tribulations of this life on earth daily. Let us learn to focus on the eternal truths rather than being distracted and swallowed up in the latest events on CNN or Fox News, or Facebook or Twitter. We must change our focus to the only truth that promises eternal life. This chapter ends with Revelation 7:17:
"For the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their Shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of Life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes."
Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) Pre-tribulation or post, He promises to remain the same. May we follow these bond slaves of Christ example. The lamb of God must be placed in the center on the throne of our hearts above all else. We must acknowledge and worship Him for who He is and will always be. We are sheep in desperate need of the guidance and care of our one true Shepherd. He will always guide us to the spring of the water of life and wipe all tears from our eyes. Let us stay focused on the beautiful, unchanging truth in God’s Word.
In His love.
Wonderful reminders of His steadfast love we are surrounded by daily living in Southwest Virginia!