The Time has Come!
Scripture reading for December 15th: Job 4-7, Psalm 99, Revelation 11
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. The nations raged, but Your wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, and for the rewarding of Your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear Your Name, both small and great, and for destroying the destroyers of the earth.”
God’s mercy is very patient, because He does not want any to perish but all to come to repentance. But John is shown the blowing of the seventh trumpet and heard the announcement that the “time has come.” The King of Kings takes His eternal throne and reigns forever and ever. This causes the rebellious nations to rage with anger and the wrath of the King is unleashed. The time for judgment has arrived! The dead will be judged and the faithless and unbelieving wicked shall be destroyed. God’s prophets and saints will be rewarded! These rewarded will be forgiven of their sins by the King Himself, Who has paid with His blood for their cleansing and reward! This calls for worship in heaven, on earth and universally!
Psalm 99:8-9 “O Lord our God, You answered them; You were a forgiving God to them, but an avenger of their wrongdoings. Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at His holy mountain; for the Lord our God is Holy.”
Prayer: Holy and omnipotent Father, we give You thanks for Who You are, the rightful King of Kings and Lord of Lords. You alone have power without measure to judge the wicked and reward the righteous, saved by Your amazing grace. Thank You for Your declaration of forgiveness for believers and the gift of Your righteousness through Jesus Christ. I am grateful my deserved punishment is now a promise of life!
Job 4:7-8 “Remember: who that was innocent ever perished? Or where were the upright cut off? As I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same.”