VS 1 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and amazing, seven angels with seven plagues,
which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is finished.
VS 4 Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come and worship you …
VS 8 … and the sanctuary was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power,
and no one could enter the sanctuary until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished.
Here we get another picture of the incremental final judgement of God.
A couple of things are highlighted as the attributes of God in this …
The purity of His Glory!
The power of his wrath!
Nothing and No one who is subject to God’s judgement can enter the sanctuary except God’s glory …
God’s glory is pure … “for You alone are holy”.
What’s more is while nothing can enter the purity of his glory,
Nothing will escape the power of his wrath … “no one could enter the sanctuary until … the wrath of God is finished”.
God’s wrath will be poured out on everything and his judgment will be over all.
One thing is noted after the wrath of God is finished …
“All nations will come and worship You …”
‘Wrath of God” … it’s a phrase that brings instant reaction … “fear”, “cringe”, “pause”.
And rightfully so … it will be poured over all the earth,
“Glory of God” … it’s a phrase that brings … unfortunately, “confusion” often.
It shouldn’t, though.
This is what “fills the sanctuary”.
It’s also what allows me to endure the wrath of God.
Why, though? … So, that I may also “enter the sanctuary”.
Why, though? … To “come and worship” a Holy God.
How can I have peace and rest knowing such judgement is to come?
And when chaos seems to reign today?
Faith that Christ’s sacrifice is worthy to endure the wrath for me.
Faith that God’s glory will overwhelm me with worship for Him.
I can rest knowing this.
Thank you again God for your word
And thank you for your wrath
And your glory
And your worship
In Jesus name