Then I saw what seemed to be a glassy sea blended with fire, and those who had come off victorious from the beast and from his statue and from the number corresponding to his name were standing beside the glassy sea, with harps of God in their hands.
And they sang the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb, saying, Mighty and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God the Omnipotent! Righteous (just) and true are Your ways, O Sovereign of the ages (King of the Many manuscripts read ``nations."nations)!
Who shall not reverence and glorify Your name, O Lord ? For You only are holy. All the nations shall come and pay homage and adoration to You, for Your just judgments (Your righteous sentences and deeds) have been made known and displayed.
After this I looked and the sanctuary of the tent of the testimony in heaven was thrown open,
And there came out of the temple sanctuary the seven angels bringing the seven plagues (afflictions, calamities). They were arrayed in pure gleaming linen, and around their breasts they wore golden girdles.
And one of the four living creatures gave the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath and indignation of God, Who lives forever and ever (in the eternities of the eternities).
And the sanctuary was filled with smoke from the glory (the radiance, the splendor) of God and from His might and power, and no one was able to go into the sanctuary until the seven plagues (afflictions, calamities) of the seven angels were ended.
Summary: Sand is not too exciting. In fact it is dirty and gritty. But there is a process that can make sand into something useful and clean. It is same with our lives, when we allow the process of the grace of God to work in us and through us.
Summary: Climax of the judgments of God on this planet before the return of Christ. Awful, awful, times. Most believers are gone, not by rapture, but by persecution and death. Yes it is possible: think, North Korea. So, his wrath is not falling on His people...
Summary: The book of Revelation has a host of happy hymns of harmony as part of the heavenly scene. Poems of praise are part of paradise. Joyful songs of jubilation to Jesus are a major part of this revelation about heaven.
Summary: When any person gets an opportunity to look into the majesty of Heaven, it should cause us to be encouraged, excited, and to look forward! Even during worst human time(s), God still shows us how amazing He is!
Summary: Sin stifles our ability to flourish and grow and become all God has designed us to be. In some cases it destroys the lives He created for good and fulfillment and fruitfulness. But God has designed us to sing to His heavenly music.
Summary: Something is happening in professional sport, teams that have not tasted victory for a long time are winning championships. Then there’s Tiger Woods, the greatest golfer ever toppled from the top of the world rankings for the first time in years after get