Revelation 7:9-17 After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!”
Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?” I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 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 spread his tent over them. Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

As we journey through the book of revelation, we can see an obsession for worship of God and His son Jesus Christ that is beyond our understanding. I cannot imagine what life would be if all I did was worship someone and nothing else mattered to me. What would happen to my family, my responsibilities, my dreams and goals…?

I am being asked by many including people I dearly love if I have lost my beans! What’s with the obsession for God suddenly and why am I on this ‘holy trip’ and when will I come back to being ‘normal’? My only response is that if they knew what God has done for us and is doing and will complete in due course of time, they will be far crazier than me in worshipping Him.

To the world that I once was a part of, this God who is unseen and unheard is non-existent. To them, believing in something that is tangible, provable, indisputable and most importantly something that benefits them is what they are willing to put their trust in.

So money is a basic need before food and water, power is exciting and stimulating, sex is the expression of love, drugs are another way to peace, prosperity is having all of these in abundance and hope is in that which brings one glory.

Jesus Christ is often pictured as one who stands with his arms wide open. This is to show that He wants to have a relationship with each and everyone of us and that He has love enough to cover the entire world and He has given enough of himself to save the entire mankind if we would only accept Him.

The reason for accepting Him is not that our problems will vanish, that we will become successful or that we will have mystical powers but the reason is that we who are broken in sin are in desperate need of fixing and only God can fix us. In Jesus is the perfect spiritual doctor who medicates with His blood that washes us clean from inside out.

We are then robed in Him and our lives are transformed by His love. When He does this, we join the hosts of heaven to celebrate the greatest gift of life, our salvation. Better still, Jesus tells us that He is going to take us to be with Him soon and has gone before us to prepare room in His father’s home for us.

When John talks about the multitude from every nation, tribe, people and language standing before the throne of God, he is speaking about the you and me who God has called to be His own. What a privilege it is to be a part of the hosts of heaven and what more can we do but worship this Great and Glorious GOD who is WORTHY!

Are you still driven by the aspirations of this world or do you want to be counted in that countless multitude who will live in joy for eternity in God’s holy presence?

In His Loving Service,
ServantBoy

Daniel 12:1 “At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered.
Comments
  1. lOVE LOVE LOVE IT. Delurking for the first time. 🙂

    • ServantBoy says:

      Harshi,
      Thank you for your words of support and encouragement and I commend you for taking the first step to speak up here. It can be daunting and I pray that you will feel comfortable to speak up and be assured that you will be heard 🙂
      In Christ,
      Vineet

  2. I want to be counted among the countless! One time several years ago my son asked me how he would find me in heaven, then he said, “Oh wait, I know, you’ll be around the throne of God.” That is truly where I want to be. Peace, Linda

    • ServantBoy says:

      Linda,
      I love that beautiful anecdote you shared and it is evidence of your faith walk with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! I want to be counted but not just a part of me but all of me. I want to fully and wholly be able to worship the King of Kings with every atom of my body.
      Blessings,
      Vineet

  3. I want to be counted in the countless too . . .and among those who have lost their beans for God! 🙂 Vineet . . .God loves you! So do we! Thank you, thank you , thank you for obeying Him and taking us through Revelation in the way only you can do with Him! This is priceless. May many answer the call and come to Jesus now. In Jesus’ name, deb

    • ServantBoy says:

      Debbie,
      Thank you for being an active spectator and an active participant through your poems and posts. God is certainly glorified by what He sees of your faith and life and I pray that many will be inspired to Him through your life too! This journey is certainly been an exciting and eventful one and I cannot wait to read the next chapter and the next. Today however, I was unable to finish as I have so much on my mind that I think I will finish it at work.
      In Christ,
      Vineet

  4. Nancy says:

    As I was reading this I was reminded of a song called Revelation Song by Phillips Craig & Dean!
    Some of the chorus: Holy Holy Holy is the Lord God Almighty who was, and is, and is to come! With all creation I sing… Praise to the King of Kings! You are my everything and I will adore you….
    I can just picture it…How beautiful it will be praising God every day with millions of people!

    • ServantBoy says:

      Nancy,
      Thank you for visiting the blog and sharing that wonderful song. I do remember it well as we have the CD and have also heard it many a time on radio. I join you and every child of God in singing praises to Him for only He is worthy!
      In Christ,
      Vineet

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