Revelation is a call to action, but it’s also meant to comfort us. Before the judgments are described, we’re given a vision of our heavenly home. This creates a yearning for the real thing, doesn’t it? We long for Heaven because it’s where we belong!
In this episode, Christi Robillard reminds us that God’s wrath is pure and emanates from His righteous attributes. These terrifying judgments are reserved for those who worship the image of the beast and take his mark. Consider what it will be like for those who will come to faith during the most difficult time in history to be a believer in Jesus Christ. New pressures will exist that we will never have to deal with.
The tribulation saints won’t hear the shout of the Lord and the trumpet of God—but they will quickly realize that every Christian they ever knew is gone. They’ll remember the faith they saw and the faith they rejected. They will remember and be open to God’s message of love, mercy, grace and repentance for the very first time. They will receive it, and they will be our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Christi challenges us to think twice about who we write off today, and consider what’s important. Will others look back and know who we believed? On our best days, we can “amen” arriving in Heaven as a worn-out saint—but it’s our sloppy days that can be the undoing of our testimony. There is too much at stake to live a complacent Christian life.
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