“Listening to God” Bible Reading & Devotion: Mar. 16, 2022 – Revelation 015

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Chapter 15 (ESV)

1 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and amazing, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is finished.

And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire—and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands.And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,

“Great and amazing are your deeds,
O Lord God the Almighty!
Just and true are your ways,
O King of the nations!
Who will not fear, O Lord,
and glorify your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come
and worship you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed.”

After this I looked, and the sanctuary of the tent of witness in heaven was opened, and out of the sanctuary came the seven angels with the seven plagues, clothed in pure, bright linen, with golden sashes around their chests.And one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God who lives forever and ever, and the sanctuary was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the sanctuary until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished.

 

 REFLECTION:

  1. Thosewho have died in the beast’s vicious persecution of believers are those “who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name”.   They sing the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb to God in worship. Worship and spiritual warfare are necessarily intertwined. Praise and prayer are our powerful weapons.
  2. In a turbulent world where we are constantly getting disoriented, worship is the way to get us re-orientated. Worshipping God in all areas of our lives—daily giving all of our selves as a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1-2)—is our powerful weapon in the midst of a spiritual warfare.
  3. In your spiritual journey, how does worship and spiritual battle play a role in your spiritual growth?

 

PRAYER:

Dear God! Living in this world faces spiritual battles every day, trials and temptations come from all directions. I know I can’t overcome on my own, only on You. I will worship, sing, and praise You, for You are the strength of my heart.

 

HYMN:

Mighty To Save – youtu.be/W1jmqVU4RDo

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