Friday, March 11, 2016

God reigns.

“We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty,
who is and who was,
for you have taken your great power
and begun to reign."
Revelation 11:17

God rules over all. The book of Revelation reveals the climactic finale of redemptive history, where the Lord judges the earth, and His rule defeats sin, death, and all human evil. In the end there is a New Jerusalem on a New Heavens and a New Earth. This is the idyllic way that God intended us to live, walking with Him.

As I read this song of the 24 elders around God's throne, I am reminded of a very simple praise chorus I grew up singing that probably nobody sings anymore... at least I don't see any smoke-machined YouTube videos with tattooed and goateed strangely-hatted worship bands performing it. Still, the simple melody of this song is in my heart right now as I think about this passage:
The Lord Reigns
(Rick Founds)
The Lord reigns
Let the earth rejoice

Righteous and truth
are the foundations of Your throne

In Your presence, Lord
the mountains melt like wax

In Your presence, Lord
I bow before Your throne.

I lift my hands,
and worship You, Oh Lord

For You are the Lord,
Most High above the earth

The Lord reigns
Let the earth rejoice

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