“Thanksgiving In The End” By Kirk Hunt
All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying:
“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom,
Thanksgiving and honor and power and might,
Be to our God forever and ever.
Revelation 7:11–12 NKJV
After a year of crisis, difficulty and calamity everything ends in thanksgiving. Not the holiday, precious as that day is, but in victory through Jesus. “Flip to the back of The Book. We win!”
The Multitude of Revelation 7 are men and women who stood faithful in Jesus. They stayed the course through hardship, martyrdom or persecution. Their reward? An eternity of victory, joy and presence with our Savior.
Despite the short-term negatives, they live forever in victory and thanksgiving to Jesus. You too can do the same. Wash your robes, the life you live, in the Blood of Jesus. The rest will be joy and victory; at least, in the long-term.
I would that I could promise you pleasantness and ease in the here and now. Scripture promises that even His precious ones see difficult and experience pain. What I can guarantee that those who keep faith in Jesus will experience joy and victory in His eternity. The there and then will be worth the journey.
The last year has been difficult for many and perhaps for you. Sooner, or later, we all experience joy, victory and thanksgiving before God’s Throne. Stay the course in Jesus. There will be thanksgiving in the end.
Think: It is my responsibility to find and support a faithful Bible teacher.
Pray: “Lord, help me to learn Your Word as deeply as I can.”
Copyright © November 2018, Kirk Hunt
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