Archive for April 28th, 2010

Revelation 11

Revelation 11 brings us to game time.  “Get up and measure God’s temple and altar and everyone worshiping in it”.  The reality is that God is going to have everyone give account.  This likely refers to some of Ezekiel’s prophecies, and gives us a glimpse into the reality that every person that is claiming to be a Christ Follower will be examined and measured.  Showing up and worshiping will not be enough.  People will have to be true believers to make it through this measurement.  As we approach the final trumpet, there will be 1260 days – about 3.5 years – of no rain.  Witnesses will be there giving their final prophesying.  As they finish they will have “pricked the conscience of all the people on earth….made it impossible for them to enjoy their sins”.  That will be quite a change.  Sin would be a lot less appealing if it wasn’t so darn enjoyable.  But at this time, folks will figure out that missing the mark – walking in a life that is not pleasing to God – is a bad decision and their conscience will begin to haunt them.

It is then that the last trumpet will sound from the seventh Angel.  Voices will cry out “the kingdom of the world is now the Kingdom of our God and His Messiah”.  Power shifts – God’s Kingdom reigns and victory takes place.  “You took your great power and took over – reigned”.  What a glorious day that will be when God’s Kingdom comes and His will is done.  Then the time will come to “judge the dead…..reward yoru servants”.  Judgment is coming.  We will all give account for how we have lived.  There will be no excuses.  There will be no do overs.  Our life will go on display and will determine our eternity.  Are you ready for that?  Are you living in a way that pleases God?  Has your conscience been pricked and if so, are you paying attention.  Sin must go. Jesus must come in.  Have you taken that step?

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