Glorious Tuesday: Standing Corrected Like John the Revelator

And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.” And he added, “These are true words that come from God.” Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said, “No, don’t worship me. I am a servant of God, just like you and your brothers and sisters who testify about their faith in Jesus. Worship only God. For the essence of prophecy is to give a clear witness for Jesus.” - Revelation 19:9-10

Oh, that John. Lucky Dog. He got to look into things too wonderful for us. Things he wasn't allowed to write about. Things he probably could barely comprehend. Can you imagine how his mind was whirling?

But those things... they're what we all long to decipher, aren't they? We're fascinated by this final book of the Bible because it holds such hope and wonder and glory. And, frankly, because doesn't that make us the smartest of all if we can figure out these shreds of mystery? If we alone could explain away the questions and confusion.

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Somehow we miss the fact that we are on par with angels. Probably because it just flat-out blows our minds. John missed it, too. He fell down to worship, and was quickly admonished. Not in a bad way. In the best, most unbelievably sweet and wondrous way.

We are prophets, you and I. These are true words that come from God. May we never pause in testifying for our Savior. With our words, with our actions, with our lives.

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What is written is enough and needs no deciphering. As if our puny minds could even begin to manage it. No new revelations are needed. No explanations are required.

Do we give a clear witness for Jesus?

 

Let's Go Deeper:

1. What kind of mysteries of God are you doing your best to decipher?

2. How does this distract you from what the true focus should be?

3. Write here a verse that can remind you that we have already been given clearly what we need to understand clearly.

4. What is one thing you can do, today, to begin to use your testimony in a clear and powerful way?


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May God Bless You,

Shelly

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