By Mark O’Farrell
At a time such as this in our confused, chaotic, and misguided culture, is there room for a Hallelujah? I maintain there is! Why … you may ask. The answer is settled in the reality that as believers, God’s people, we know the End and we know the New Beginning that is forthcoming! It is clearly seen throughout Scripture, but Revelation 19 captures the core or essence of confidence and courage in God’s purpose and plan. It is a ‘must read’ at this time for you. Reflect and reminisce on these few verses that record the words and emotion in Heaven: “… Hallelujah! Salvation, glory, and power belong to our God, A second time they said: Hallelujah! … Then the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, who is seated on the throne, saying: Amen! Hallelujah … Hallelujah, because our Lord God, the Almighty, has begun to reign! Let us be glad, rejoice, and give Him glory,..” Revelation 19:1,3,4,6,7 HCSB
There is joy, confidence, anticipation, and passion in Heaven! God is guiding … God is leading … God is reigning! The superintendence of the Almighty is on station. The battle has been raging over the millenniums and God is victorious. All motives for action as well as deeds will be judged. The devil and all his emissaries will be thrown into the Lake of Fire and Sulfur along with death and Hades. A new heaven and a new earth will be launched in addition to a 1400-mile cube that is the city of New Jerusalem … and His people will reign “forever and ever.” Revelation 22:5 HCSB
What you have been seeing and feeling in your soul in recent days is not going unnoticed! If you feel helpless and maybe a little hopeless, Be of Good Cheer! If you think lawlessness and evil will go unnoticed, be reminded that accountability is required.
“… every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it…” Matthew 12:36 NKJV
“… the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts.” 1 Corinthians 4:5
“ …all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” Hebrews 4:13
All events are on schedule. In the very last chapter of the Bible, Revelation 22, John is reminded by the Lord three times: “Look, I am coming quickly!” (verses 7, 12, 20). Yes, he is coming SOON! All is in order. All is under His Control. All is ready. The challenge before us is simple: Know the Truth … Live the Truth … Proclaim the Truth … Stand for the Truth. Present Jesus as the Way, the Truth, and the Life! Everything under His control is not out of control! Hallelujah! Our God reigns. Join me in this great Theological Proclamation in the midst of this confused and misguided world of depravity and utter foolishness!
We know the End and the New Beginning! Let the reality of this grip your soul as you serve and represent Him! Let us join with John when he said: “… Amen, Come, Lord Jesus.” Revelation 22:20 HCSB