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Discover the Book - August 12

  • 2020 Aug 12


Worship Jesus for His Mansions

"Let not your heart be troubled. . . . In My Father's house are many mansions. . . . I go to prepare a place for you."-John 14:1-2, emphasis added

Worship Jesus not only for His majesty, His message, and His mission, but also for His beautiful mansions that are so clearly seen in Revelation 20-22. Now we see what He promised to go and prepare for us.

  • Worship the triumph of Jesus as He vanquishes the devil into the bottomless pit, and renews the earth. (Revelation 20:1-10)
  • Worship the last word of Jesus damning the rebels to the Lake of Fire-those whose names are not found written in the Lamb's Book of Life. (Revelation 20:11-15)
  • Worship the honeymoon of Jesus as He unveils Paradise to His bride, and leads us prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. (Revelation 21:1-8)
  • Worship the wonders of Jesus as from a high mountain He shows His bride all the beauty of the Holy Jerusalem radiating His glory as it descends out of heaven from God. (Revelation 21:9-27)
  • Worship the extravagance of Jesus who, like Boaz of old, has freely offered overflowing handfuls of His blessings of salvation to all who will come to Him. (Revelation 22:1-21)
  • Worship the entire experience of Jesus as He opens and closes the Revelation of Himself! (Revelation 1-22)

Make a Choice to Live in Hope: As you worship the Jesus of Revelation, you are choosing to live in hope by discovering what it means to experience the Son of God for who He is-your Beloved Bridegroom. Whether in this life or the next, what He wants from you most, as His bride, is your worship and your love! Why not pause and reverently worship Jesus by singing the first few stanzas of this song to Him.

My Jesus, I Love Thee

My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine;
 For Thee all the follies of sin I resign;
My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou;
 If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ‘tis now.

I love Thee because Thou hast first loved me,
 And purchased my pardon on Calvary's tree;
I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow;
 If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ‘tis now.

I'll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death,
 And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;
And say, when the death dew lies cold on my brow;
 If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ‘tis now.

-William R. Featherston (1846-1873)

I want to share Joni Eareckson Tada's recollection of the beauty of her wedding day because she well relates that event to the greatest day in Paradise when we will all celebrate the Marriage of the Lamb! To find that online, please click here.

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