Heavenly Worship is For All the Saints

Heavenly Worship is For All the Saints

Are you a Saint?

“He/She is such a saint”. When we hear that declaration about someone, it’s usually in reference to a display of patience in difficult circumstances.

However, when the Bible talks about saints it is talking about those who persevered in the faith, also in difficult circumstances. Why are they problematic? Because the world, our flesh, and the devil are all working to tempt us to believe in something else.

If we hold fast to our baptism and believe that Jesus has come to save us, we will stand before the throne with all the saints joining them in giving thanks and praise!

Thanks be to God for this peek into His throne room!

Here is today’s sermon text from Revelation 7:

A Great Multitude from Every Nation

After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 11 And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”
13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?” 14 I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

15 “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 shelter them with his presence.
16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore;
    the sun shall not strike them,
    nor any scorching heat.
17 For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd,
    and he will guide them to springs of living water,
    and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

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