“After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this” (Revelation 4:1 NIV).
In praise and worship, there are many revelations imparted. The presence of God is truly relevant to our daily lives. Never belittle the power of things unseen. We cannot physically see oxygen but what if it is taken from us? Every existence on Earth was once determined in Heaven. In times when you are overwhelmed with troubles, make way to His presence and, as you worship, you will feel the embrace of His heavenly peace. Even if troubles do not yet settle, His revelation is lodged in our hearts.
Live today as if we are about to graduate, for if we die or witness the second coming of Jesus, lest the Holy throne described in the book of Revelation become a terrifying judgment ground. It shall become a throne of redemption that brings about great rewards and a big smile of relief.
In Heaven, everyone will have his moment to redeem glory with God, especially those whose good works have been marginally acknowledged and merits grossly underestimated. There is no time limit in the realm of eternity and your story will be told and celebrated forever. Everyone will wait for their moment without haste. Therefore, do not lose heart if you are being unfairly left out or awfully humiliated here on Earth. Your moment of glory will come!
As believers, we are to be purified and toughened up to overcome life for the everlasting. This life is short, so let us live our best every day. We also ought to constantly pray for the servants of God who stay on-guard for us and, in so doing, they themselves continue to uphold integrity. They are indeed the angels being referred to in the book of Revelation.
“Like father, like son” – every son of God must possess such characters:
1. Brave like a Lion
2. Ministering like an ox (tireless and persevering in his work)
3. Humane like a man (approachable and humble)
4. Visionary like a flying Eagle (forward-looking and sharp in his observation)
Extracted from Philip Mantofa’s Sermon