Vs 15 Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.”
Vs 16 And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God …
Vs 19 Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple.
The final trumpet has blown and the Kingdom of God that Jesus steadily preached about as being “at hand”, has finally come to full fruition.
God, always on the throne, takes full reign from the world now!
The response of those surrounding God is worship.
And now even the hidden place of God, the most inner part of the temple, is revealed and can finally be “seen”.
The ultimate promise of God … His Covenant … has come about.
The world as it is now will not always be so.
I must live with eternity in mind and from the perspective of the Kingdom of God.
This should look confusing to the world around me.
This should prompt questions from those who see how I live.
Am I living more in line with the “kingdom of the world” or the “Kingdom of our Lord”?
Do I have worries, anxieties, and fears? Are they same as everyone else in “the world” around me?
They shouldn’t be!
Any fear I have should be of the Lord and His coming judgement.
But with His ultimate judgement comes ultimate justice!
And because of the grace of God, He will judge me as innocent in the white robe of Christ!
How do I respond? … Is it with worship?
Are my days now filled with worship of the things of the world’s kingdom or the Lord’s kingdom?
Do I worship Him now for the things He has done and live in faith of the things He will do?
Do I plea for those around me to know this coming judgement?
The temple … the house of God … will be opened and his promises seen …
Do I worship now and love other enough to tell them of the promises?
Thank you, God, for your promises
Thank you for your just judgement
Help me to live in light of it today
In Jesus name,