A Change is Coming (II Chronicles 24; Revelation 11)

“Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.”  Revelation 11:15

In just a few days (11 to be exact) we will complete the year 2013.  For many of us, this has been a year of much trial, tough times, and many terrific moments as we have been following the Lord.  However, there are many who are saying, “I hope a new year brings about change for me.”  

Question, “Do you feel this way?”  Are there changes you are praying about or are there changes in which the Lord is burdening you about?  If so, consider this fact:  Soon our Lord could return!!!  When He returns, you and I will give an account for all we have done.

In Revelation 11 we find ourselves looking at a scene from a time (still in the future) here on the earth.  John is given a vision of this time.  The overriding theme is simply, “There is a change coming.”

Think it through:

1.  Life under our current administration is very difficult, Vs: 1-13

In this present life we as the people of God face persecution.  But our Lord protects us as He protects the temple in this chapter.

In this present life we are to proclaim the gospel to this present administration.  Just like the two-witnesses will do in the Tribulation Period.

In this present life we could face being martyred.  Just like the two witnesses

But we know that we will be raised to life when the administration changes as will be these two witnesses.

2.  Life under the coming administration will be delightful, Vs: 14-19

Our Lord will subdue all our enemies.

Our Lord will rule over all the earth.

Our Lord will reward those who are his followers.

Our Lord will judge those who have rejected Him.  

The Lesson for us:

I can honestly say, I came away with this New Years Prayer, “Come Lord Jesus!!!” This prayer brings me confidence and clarity in my present life.  This prayer gives me compassion to share Jesus with everyone because He is coming again!!!

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