God will Reign Forever!

Scripture reading for December 13th: Amos 4-6, Revelation 11

Key Scriptures: Revelation 11:15-18 “Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever.”  And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying, “We give thanks to You, Lord God Almighty, Who is and Who was, for You have  taken Your great power and begun to reign.”  

Trumpets were used in Israel to call people worship, to battle, or to announce God’s direction.  Here, the seventh trumpet that John heard brought an angelic announcement.  The kingdom of God and Christ had come in its fullness.  The God Who was,  Who is, and Who will be, is King forever!  As the announcement was made, God’s heavenly temple was opened and the ark of His Covenant was seen!  The prophets called the people to be ready!

Amos 5:14-15 “Seek good, and not evil, that you may live; and so the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you as you have said.  Hate evil, and love good, and establish justice in the gate; it may be that the Lord, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.”

Prayer:  Lord, I await the fullness of Your eternal reign!  Jesus is Lord of my life!  Help me today to order my steps in your pathway, to hate evil and love good and stay in Your grace through Jesus Christ.  Amen.

 

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