Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Worthy Is the Lamb (part 8)

How bountiful are the blessings of our Lord?

 “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!” – Revelation 5:12

A crescendo, in music, is when the loudness gradually increases in intensity. Try reading this verse of scripture like a crescendo. It’s like the host of heaven starts out at a lower tone and it builds to a point where they are overwhelmed and burst out with the final word; BLESSING! Jesus gets ALL of the inheritance of the Father, which is His blessing.

When the bible refers to blessings from father to son, it is the passing on of the father’s inheritance. Within that blessing is the action of choosing that person who is to receive it. In Psalm 2, when God laughs at how the nations plot a vain thing against Him, and then, in His wrath He says, “I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion.” In other words, by His right as Father, God has chosen who will receive His blessing. He’s chosen His only begotten Son to receive the nations and the ends of the earth as His inheritance.

We, as those born of the Spirit of Jesus, share in that inheritance. We share in the power, riches, wisdom, strength, honor, glory and blessing of God. We will inherit the newly restored earth that will come after Jesus comes to subdue the one that we live in now, take possession of it and restore it.

Focus: As you face the difficult days ahead do not fail to recognize that the blessing of God is bountiful for those who are found in Christ at the end of the age.

More: Psalms 2

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