Celebrate! – Revelation 19.1-10. RBT Notes, 24th February

As Christians we love God for His holiness. Even more compelling for us than His love is the fact that His love is absolutely holy. In fact, all that He is and does is holy, perfect and spotless.

Though we often find it hard to glory in God’s perfect judgment now, our sight of God in Christ on the Last Day will leave us with no doubts. We shall see sin for what it is, a vicious desecration of God’s holiness. And we shall see judgment as the most beautiful and right assertion of God’s holiness. Then we shall really celebrate God and His ways for all that they are.

Just like the redeemed in ch.19. They roar out their praise, as all excited crowds do. They’re not praising a music performer or a sports star, but our God, Who has judged wickedness (vv.1-4). Their worship is our spur to do the same (v.5). What a reason we have to do that, as the judgment of God is the forerunner to the consummation of the love God the Bridegroom has for His Bride, the Church (vv.6-10). We are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb – and what a feast that will be! There is no blessing, in this world or in the world to come, which can ever compare to the invitation. Feasting with Jesus means eternal life. He is our love, our Husband, the Saviour who died to win us. He is calling us, and inviting us. These are the true words of God (v.9). Does Jesus have our true hearts?

 


A Prayer to Pray

Lord Jesus, Holy Lover of Your people, I can only fall at Your feet to worship You. You have given me Your righteousness, as You have given me Your heart.  Please fill mine with praise to You – teach me heart to celebrate Your grace! Amen.

 

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Lewis Allen

Pastor, Hope Church Huddersfield, Director of Gospel Yorkshire, husband, father of five, football follower and dreaming fly-fisherman, Daily Reading the Bible Together blogger.

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