Suggested Date: December 30th
The Book of Revelation is often seen as one of the most confusing and mysterious books in the Bible,
and rightfully so. It is full of prophecy, dragons, lampstands, gates, jewels, death, and true justice.
However, these verses cannot be any clearer. As you read this passage, think of what Jesus did on earth for us. How He came as a man to die a sinner’s death, even though He never sinned. Think about who He cared about: the weak and poor in spirit. And think about His deity, and how He deserves all glory, honor, and praise.
9 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:
Praise and glory
and wisdom and thanks and honor
and power and strength
be to our God for ever and ever.
1. Is there someone you love that you can’t wait to see in heaven?
2. Who did Jesus come to save?
3. What does Jesus ask of us?
4. Is there something you are trusting God for right now? How does this passage help you in your time of waiting?
Throughout this devotional we saw many different parts of Jesus’ life on earth. We heard of Him through
the prophet Isaiah before his human birth. Then we read about His birth. We saw how different people
responded to hearing about Him. Some worshiped and others feared Him and wanted Him dead. We
eventually saw Him sacrifice Himself for us and later rise from the dead. And now we see Him at the right
hand of God being worshiped. One day He will return and make all things right, and we put our hope in
Him for He is the only one who can save us. Even though Christmas is over, we can look forward to
Christ’s return. The word Advent means: the arrival of a notable person. We traditionally celebrate it during Christmas because we are waiting for the Baby Jesus to come. But Jesus did come. He came, He died, and He rose from the dead. And He is coming back. As Christians we now celebrate a new Advent. We wait in expectation of Jesus’ return to make all things new. Let us live each day knowing this truth and praising God, forever and ever, Amen.
respond in worship
respond in prayer
Dear God, we declare with the angels and our fellow believers that ‘Salvation belongs to our God
who sits on the throne and to the lamb!’ ‘Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and honor and power and
might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.’