Revelation 11:15–19 (NKJV)
15 Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” 16 And the twenty-four elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying: “We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, The One who is and who was and who is to come, Because You have taken Your great power and reigned. 18 The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, And the time of the dead, that they should be judged, And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, And those who fear Your name, small and great, And should destroy those who destroy the earth.” 19 Then the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of His covenant was seen in His temple. And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail.
This is a powerful scene of worship that provides an interlude and, frankly, a relief to the awful picture of judgment that precedes and follows it. You see:
- The Reign of Christ- The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and He shall reign forever and ever.
- They Eternality of Christ – He is the One who is and who was and who is to come.
- The Sovereignty of Christ – You have taken your great power and reigned.
- The Dominance of Christ – The nations are angry, but they can’t stop Him v18
- The wrath and judgment of Christ – The nations will be judged.
- The Reward of Christ – The prophets and saints will be rewarded.
- Since Christ is the sovereign King, I can serve Him.
- Since Christ is the eternal King, I do not fear losing Him.
- Since Christ is the dominant King, I cannot ultimately lose.
- Since Christ is the judging King, justice will be done.
- Since Christ is the rewarding King, I will be rewarded!
I will tell someone today that they can serve Christ with confidence because He is the King!