December 23 – Blessed Be the Lamb Forever!

Suddenly, John is transported to Heaven. I wonder what that must have felt like! John had just recorded interesting and eye-opening messages to seven different churches, messages that critiqued each for what they had done well and for what they had failed to do. Today, churches can be more effective when leaders read this information and needed adjustments are implemented. While in Heaven, John was escorted by an angel. John sees amazing, hard-to-express things that human minds can only somewhat imagine. But what he hears is loud and clear: on-going praise to God the Father and Jesus. Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”

Then every living creature everywhere (in Heaven, on earth, under the earth and in the sea) all joined in with the praise chorus: To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” What an incredible foretaste we are privy to as we read God’s Story. If we allow our minds and hearts to take in all that John tried to describe, we too cannot help but to worship. Lord Jesus, You are worthy to be praised forever and ever. All blessing is Yours. All honor, glory and might belong to You. We will join the masses to praise You throughout all eternity. May our lips and lives praise You even now. Amen.

Revelation 5:12, 13b ESV