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Day Five – “Our Father in Heaven…One Day We’ll Be There.”

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Revelation 7:9-17 (NIV)

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 before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10 And they cried out in a loud voice:

“Salvation belongs to our God,
who sits on the throne,
and to the Lamb.”

11 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, 12 saying:

“Amen!
Praise and glory
and wisdom and thanks and honor
and power and strength
be to our God for ever and ever.
Amen!”

13 Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes-who are they, and where did they come from?”

14 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. 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 ‘Never again will they hunger;
never again will they thirst.
The sun will not beat down on them,’
nor any scorching heat.
17 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.’”

Reflection:

The apostle John receives a glimpse of what it would be like on that day when the believers are finally with our Father in heaven. Ponder verses 15-17 (a glimpse of the reality of heaven) - what a day it will be, what hope and promise we can hold on to, and what a reality for all of us who believe.  This is our destiny as God’s children, a destiny in heaven with our Heavenly Father for all eternity.  We will one day join the praise and joy of being in our Father’s presence.  It is time to start learning how to do that today.

Let us come in worship with thanksgiving as we pray to our Father in Heaven today. Take in the hope, the promise, the reality of living and being with our Father in Heaven, for this is our reality today and forever more.  Let’s ask for more of heaven’s reality in our lives and places today.

Day Four – “Consider Him”

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Day Three – “Heavenly Blessings and Realm”

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Day Two – “Your Heavenly Father”

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Day One – “From Heaven…”

Monday, June 9th, 2014