Tuesday, August 17
Somber to Jubilant!
Revelation 19:1-10 After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying out, "Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God...
think about it.
Contrast heaven's response to the fall of Babylon with the response of people in chapter 18. Why do you think there is such a difference? How does he describe the Bride of Christ's preparations (19:7-9)? How should we live in light of the fact that our relationship with Jesus is called a "marriage"?
What a change in tone as we move into Revelation 19:1-10. Now that "Babylon" has been destroyed, the mood becomes one of rejoicing because the King is coming. I found myself getting more and more excited as I read through these verses just trying to imagine this incredible scene. We've seen quite a bit of worship and praise up to this point, but now we get to the marriage supper of the Lamb. Think about it. As followers of Christ today, we'll be right in the middle of it all. I can't wait.
"'Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.' And he said to me, 'These are the true words of God'"(vs. 9).
What does being the Bride of Christ mean for you today? How can we use the knowledge that we will be part of this marriage feast to motivate us in the here and now? Tami W.
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