Today you should read: Revelation 5
If you are guilty of sometimes skipping the Bible passage reading and just jumping into the commentary – DON’T DO THAT TODAY! Go back and slowly read Revelation 5… better yet – listen to it read here. Listen to this amazing chapter.
If you are in a relationship with God through Jesus, you will someday witness what you’ve just read for real! You and I will stand in amazement as we see billions of saints from the beginning of time worshipping Jesus.
This passage shows us several things about Jesus:
He was the Lamb of God – slain to take away the sin of the world
Jesus – God’s only son – gave His life to pay for our sin. A debt He didn’t owe, because we owed a debt we couldn’t pay.
He alone is worthy to open the scroll in heaven and read it
Jesus – God’s Son – the Lamb slain for the sins of the world, alone is able to take the position of honor in heaven for all eternity and open the book.
His blood ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation
God is not an American God – He loves the world. Jesus died for all peoples in all places. None are outside His concern and love. In heaven we will share with brothers and sisters from all nations.
He is worthy to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength – honor and glory and blessing
Forever – for eternity – we will acknowledge Jesus for who He is and what He has done. Our praise will never end.
Everything ever created will worship Him
This includes those who deny Him now. There is a day when every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is the Lord. (Philippians 2:10-11)
Kari Jobe sings a song you’ll recognize that expresses what we read today. Close out today’s jumpstart by watching this from Passion 2013:
By: Tim Parsons — Lead Pastor
2 thoughts on “August 24, 2018”
…. and they held gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of God’s people.
This part of verse 8 really grabbed my attention this morning. It reminded me that our prayers are a sweet aroma to the Lord.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:16
Thanks for the commentary and Kari Jobe song this morning. Great way to start the day & weekend! Looking forward to worship and baptisms at CPC this Sunday.