Conquerors of the beast!
Scripture reading for December 21st: Job 18-20, Psalm 141, Revelation 15
Key Scriptures: Revelation 15:1-4 “Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and amazing, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is finished. And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire–and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps in their hands. And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and amazing are Your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the nations! Who will not fear, O Lord and glorify Your Name? For You alone are holy. All nations will come and worship You, for Your righteous acts have been revealed.””
John’s visit to heaven brought revelations of the future final judgment of the beast and those who received his mark. The seven angels with the final seven plagues appeared as a sign in heaven that was “great and amazing!” Then John saw a sea of glass mingled with fire and a great company of those who had conquered the beast by the “blood of the Lamb and Word of their testimony.” (Rev. 12:11) This company was standing by the sea of glass with harps and they began to sing the ancient song of Moses, now known as the song of the Lamb! Worship of God flowed for His amazing deeds of justice and holiness that were soon to be displayed on earth and in heaven. Amen! Amen!
Psalm 141:8 “But my eyes are toward You, O God, my Lord; in You I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless.”
Faith confession and prayer: Lord Jesus, King of the nations, You alone are holy and are worthy of praise and worship! My overcoming testimony is in Your sacrifice as the Lamb of God for my sins and the sins of the world. Empower me today to snatch from the fire those still under Your wrath.
Job 19:25-27 “For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, Whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My hearts faints within me!”