Monday, May 6, 2019
Revelation 9:17: For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and He will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
What John is Seeing:
It is like John is in a great room where a throng of people too numerous to count is before the Lord God who is on His throne. People from every age and every race are in this room. Men and women standing in the presence of God, the Almighty. It is an amazing sight.
And there, in front of the throne, is the Lamb who was slain. They are all gathered in the name and presence of Jesus, who died to remove their sins from them and who rose to give them life.
It has to be an amazing sight.
Who are these people? They are believers who lived, died, and are living forever. They are the people who believe in Jesus their Savior. They are the ones who were lead, are being lead, and forever will they be lead to the place where living water is, where fear, grief, sadness, and hardship are no more. These are the people who received, are receiving, and will forever receive their peace and strength. Tears shed are dried. Joy of living with God forever replaces sadness and grief.
To Where are the Going:
The people are headed to heaven. They are going to their eternal life with God in the center of their lives and Jesus as their leader. The people are going to live forever in the eternal place where being with God is the ultimate. No more sorrows and grief. No more sin and death. No more have to deal with consequences of a world that is broken because of the sin of humanity. All is connected to God.
What are YOU Seeing?
When you believe in Jesus and His Salvation and life, you will see this throng, too. You will be a part of a group so large you will never be able to know how many are there. People from all over. Men and women of every tribe, race, and tongue united in the presence of the throne of God with Jesus in front. The cares and the worries of our lives are DONE. The sorrows and griefs are DONE. Sin and death ARE DONE!
Do you want to be a part of that? Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.
AND you can be in a small part of that mega group right now. When you come to worship, you are in the presence of God. His Word went it is proclaimed and preached on, will bring peace and comfort to you. You will enter a Sanctuary where Jesus is present, especially when we celebrate the Lord's Supper.
And when you believe, you know that you will be a part of the great throng in heaven with God.
If you're in the Huntsville area, come and be a part of the body of Christ here at Faith.
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.