A few days ago Tim asked me how we can KNOW that the Lord’s mark is on our foreheads. And while I haven’t had the time to research that question to the best of my ability, I did find this verse in today’s reading:
16 The twenty-four elders sitting on their thrones before God fell with their faces to the ground and worshiped him. 17 And they said,
“We give thanks to you, Lord God, the Almighty,
the one who is and who always was,
for now you have assumed your great power
and have begun to reign.
18 The nations were filled with wrath,
but now the time of your wrath has come.
It is time to judge the dead
and reward your servants the prophets,
as well as your holy people,
and all who fear your name,
from the least to the greatest.
It is time to destroy
all who have caused destruction on the earth.” (Revelation 11:16-18)
We often talk about judgement day and the possibility of being judged. But according to this verse in Revelation, it’s a time to judge those who are dead (who haven’t declared Jesus as their Lord and savior) and to REWARD all who respect His name.
For all who have died in Christ, will also be raised with Him.
Jesus died to forgive your sins…every single one of them. Think about this, at the moment when Jesus died, how many of you’re sins had you committed yet? None! And yet He forgave each and every one of them before you ever committed a single one. HE paid the full price for your sin that day right there on that cross. A price that doesn’t need to be paid again because Jesus paid it ALL, the whole bill AND the tip. He received the entirity of the Father’s wrath leaving nothing for those who accept that gift of sacrificial salvation except… REWARD!
TALK ABOUT A GOOD DEAL!!!!
May you KNOW the goodness of the Lord, in this, the land of the living and forevermore!