ROOTED - Saturday, November 27, 2021


The book of Revelation is the testimony of John the disciple, to whom the glory of Jesus Christ was revealed.  John wrote down what he saw, and shared it with the church.  Part of what he witnessed was a glimpse of the heavenly places in the life to come.

 

What do you see in this text?

 

Revelation 5:9-12

9 And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. 

10 You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.” 

11 Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 

12 In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” 

 

Reflections

The God who made us and loves us envisions a family in heaven worshipping our Messiah forever and ever.  God longs for the day when the salvation purchased for us on the cross becomes our final and complete redemption.  God longs for the day when all people will love one another with the same kind of love that God has for each of us.  God longs for the day when the Spirit will so completely overflow every person that our fruit will be unmistakable, sweet to the tongue, and filling the bellies and souls of all creatures.

 

How are you living with an anticipation of the fulfillment of God’s dream?

 

If you’d like to read more on this subject, check out the book, Building a Multiethnic Church by Dr. Derwin Gray.

 

Prayer

Come Lord Jesus, have your way with us and restore us to the beauty and perfection we enjoyed in the beginning.  Forgive the harm that we have caused to one another, and give us eyes to see that your vision is so much brighter and bigger than anything we could have imagined.  We pray in your name.  Amen.