Our Only Hope

“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 of God in their hands.”
Revelation 15:2 ESV

What does conquering the beast look like? What will transpire in the lives of the redeemed between now and return of our Lord? What will instigate the transformation of God's children from being lukewarm to becoming white hot beacons of light? We have the promise in God's word that there will be a great multitude who overcome. We also know that Jesus has made available this experience to every child of Adam who will by faith accept it.

Revelation is a book full of hope. It documents the triumph of righteousness and the eternal demise of evil. Most importantly God promises through the pages of this book to accomplish our redemption from start to finish. Two vital conclusions must be arrived at by those who will one day stand beside the sea of glass singing the song of the redeemed. First we must realize that there is a mighty work to be done of preparation in our hearts, and secondly we must acknowledge that there is only one who is capable of accomplishing the necessary transformation. Revelation reveals that our only hope is found in the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

If we want to be part of the final cry of mercy that goes out to the earth, the cry that calls people to come out of a fallen system of thinking, we must ourselves be delivered from darkness and into the light of God's love. To lead people out, we must have made the journey ourselves. Let's take our Father's hand and allow him to take us baby step by baby step where he alone is capable of taking us.

Still Seeking His Face,
Pastor Andrew

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