Revelation 8

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And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets.

– Revelation 8:2

Revelation 8 begins the trumpet judgments of Revelation. Many Christians see these as predictions of a yet future time. I think that there is good reason to view them as such. Whether that is the interpretation or not, it is clear that there is more to reality than what is seen and perceived with our senses. There is a spiritual realm, and in the spiritual realm there is a great deal taking place.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Revelation 7

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After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”

– Revelation 7:9-10

Missiologists (those who research missions) have long seen this as a prophetic promise and prediction that representatives from all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues (linguistic groups) will be represented before the throne of God, at the time of the ushering in of His kingdom and rule. One thing is certain, there will be great diversity in the Kingdom of God.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Revelation 6

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And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! “For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”

– Revelation 6:15-17

No one will be able to stand in the day of His wrath. Which makes it all the more important that we be found in Christ before that day comes. For, only in Christ has the wrath of God been fully satisfied. Therefore, he who abides in Him, dwells under the refuge of the most high!

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Revelation 5

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And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying:

“Blessing and honor and glory and power
Be to Him who sits on the throne,
And to the Lamb, forever and ever!”

– Revelation 5:13

All of creation will worship He who sits upon the throne of heaven forever and ever!

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Revelation 4

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Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back.

– Revelation 4:6

I think the most dominating feature of Revelation 4 is the throne in the heavenly seen. There is a throne in heaven, and it is not vacant. Christ is seated at the right hand of the Father. And, as Isaiah foretold thousands of years ago, the throne of David will be occupied “from this time forward, even forever” (Isaiah 9:7).

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Revelation 3

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“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

– Revelation 3:20

Many times this verse is use evangelically, but it is good to be reminded that Jesus speaks it not to unbelievers, but to the Church. It is striking to see Jesus knocking upon the door of His church, hoping to be invited in to dine with His people.

Have we put Jesus outside of our churches? I wonder how many churches in our day would not be so welcoming to the Rabbi from Nazareth?

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon