Conversations With God: The End Game

August 25, 2019
Passage: Revelation 7:9-17; 1 Chronicles 29:11-13
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August 25, 2019  Rev. Dr. Tom Petter is the Senior Pastor.

“The end of every meaningful conversation with God is doxology, to give God all the glory. The Doxology becomes one of our most profound expressions of worship. We worship for His attributes, who He is and what belongs to Him (and not to us): Yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever! Yours is the “greatness, power, glory, victory, majesty!” (1 Chronicles 29:11).  The final word in the Bible is also way we end every conversation with God: “Amen,” our way of saying that we agree and believe in all His promises, the goodness of His character and that He alone saves: “Salvation belongs to our God who sits upon the throne and to the lamb!” (Revelation 7:10)

Revelation 7:9-17; 1 Chronicles 29:11-13

After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”11 And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”

13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?” 14 I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

15 “Therefore they are before the throne of God,
    and serve him day and night in his temple;
    and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.
16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore;
    the sun shall not strike them,
    nor any scorching heat.
17 For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd,
    and he will guide them to springs of living water,
and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

11 Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. 12 Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. 13 And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.

 

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