BIBLE READING: Revelation 15
2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
By this point in Revelation, John is about to witness some of the last judgements of the Tribulation, the Seven Vials. He sees the angels preparing and coming out of the temple to release plagues. John describes the temple where God is at full of smoke. By verse eight, no one is even allowed to see the Lord until the plagues are finished. With the descriptions given, this is like God dealing with Moses on the mount or a description when the Lord came down to the temple Solomon built. This represents His Glory and Majesty. John, also, describes those who had given their live as a martyr and standing up against the antichrist. What a picture of God’s holiness, righteousness, and glory during this judgement.
Reading and studying this chapter, I am overwhelmed by the fact that a holy and righteous God wanted to have a relationship with me. The creator of everything, the God that cannot accept sin and has to judge it, but showed me love through Jesus. Now I can have a relationship with Him. Verse 3, shows us that those who were martyred, sang the song of Moses, Exodus 15:1-2. “Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.2 The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” What a song to be sung! Though these people lost it all on earth for the Lord, they knew God would reward and keep them in heaven. No one could touch their soul. From these two portions of scripture, I am encouraged to know this:
1. God strengthens me, when I am weak and when I fail.
2. God gives me a song, when my spirit is down and nothing else can help.
3. God saved me, when nothing else could.
That’s the beauty of God’s grace and love! This passage shows us God cares deeply for His children, and we can find rest in that. After all He shows toward us, how sad would it be to not spend time with Him today. Spend some time today thanking Him and telling how much His love and grace mean to you.