Monday, October 22, 2018
Revelation 14:6-7: Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead and he had an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth - to every nation, tribe, language, and people. He declared in a loud voice, "Fear God and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has arrived, and worship the one who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water!"
The word, "Angel" carries two meanings. The first one is obvious. An angel is a heavenly created being by God who serves God and does His will. Yet what does, "Aggelos" (pronounced, "Angelos") mean? It means, "Messenger." An angel of God is His messenger. This includes more than the heavenly beings.
This includes us. We have an eternal message to share. We have this great gift of life, mercy, peace, and joy that comes from God.
And what is the message?
"Be afraid of God, world, and give to Him the glory that He is due. After all, God is the one who created you, the world, the universe, and everything in it. God is the one who saves you because of Jesus. The judgment is coming. It is close at hand. Be afraid. Be very afraid world, because you stand condemned already. You are stuck in your sins and sinfulness. You are lost and cannot find your way 'home' on your own. Repent of your sins and turn to Jesus, the author and perfecter of your faith. Jesus died on the cross, an instrument of shame and cursing. Jesus, Son of God and Son of Man, gave His life as a sacrifice for yours. Turn to Jesus and live. God loves you. He saved you. Give Him the glory that He is due."
Pastor Robert Hemsath joined Faith Lutheran Church and School as the Senior Pastor in January 2017. Pastor Hemsath comes to FLC from Christ the King Lutheran Church in Waxahachie, TX. He has also served congregations in Aberdeen, ID and Pocatello, ID. He has been a Lutheran pastor for the past 20 years.