Time for Grace-February 22, 2024

Time for Grace-February 22, 2024

Revelation 5: 11 – 14

And I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels who were around the throne and around the living creatures and the elders. Their number was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands upon thousands. With a loud voice they were saying: Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing. I also heard every creature that is in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever. The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders bowed down and worshipped.

Dear Lord Jesus,

John’s vision of heaven is incredible and extraordinary; all the heavenly angels around Your throne were singing Your praises, the elders, the living creatures, and everything in all the universe praising You. The angels knew the tremendous price You paid to redeem us—Your innocent life and holy death. They sing Your praise for all You have done to save us, not them. We might rightly ask: Why?

Because we often complain about what we have or lack, we see the next shiny thing, and our sinful desires want it now. We give in to our sinful cravings all too often; it seems we fail in blessing, honoring, glorifying, and fearing You the way we should. So we plead for Your forgiveness.

You came to this earth for us to defeat sin, death, and the devil. In Your victory, You have made it our victory and restored and united us back with You. Our sins reveal our weakness and how badly we need You, our Savior. Because of Your power and might, we will see and be a part of this heavenly choir with our eyes and join those hymns of praise.

So please continue to strengthen our faith, keep us close to you, and let nothing take us from Your hand. Also, allow us to share this vision of the heavenly choir with those who do not know You and the joy that awaits them in heaven; may they receive the gift of salvation through faith in You. Amen.

Written through Pastor Roger Emmons

Jesus deserves to be praised and worshipped because He suffered and died for all your sins, so heaven is yours through faith; He has also made it a gift free for you from Him.