Rejoicing, Praying, Thanking

Rejoice always, 
pray without ceasing, 
in everything give thanks;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ~

The study in The Revelation of Jesus Christ is almost over; one more week of study, then the final week of sharing and rejoicing with others in how Jesus has revealed Himself to us throughout the year. 

Our God is resplendent; He clothes Himself with glory, and the rainbow crowns Him. He alone is God; there is none like Him. His love and mercy endures forever. “Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame” Psalm 34:5.

I read through Psalm 46 this morning and saw through different eyes how it summed up Revelation. It is a song of rejoicing for our Lord and King is even now preparing for His return and reign over all the earth. It is a prayer for the people of the earth to turn to Him and be loved by Him who is gracious and merciful. It is a song of thanksgiving because He who loves us, is with us and for us, and is our refuge. 

To the Chief Musician. 
A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song for Alamoth.

God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah

There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
 The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

 The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

Come, behold the works of the Lord,
Who has made desolations in the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariot in the fire.

Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!

The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

Dear Lord, “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteous.” Age to age we will sing Your praise. We will join the multitudes in proclaiming Revelation 11:15, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” We turn our eyes upon You this day, and look not at what is seen, but at what is unseen, and expectantly wait for Your soon return, Lord Jesus, and to dwell with You in the home You are preparing for us. Amen.

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