Thursday, November 17, 2016

three hallelujahs

After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying out,
Salvation and glory and power belong to our God..."
Revelation 19:1

The praises that surround the throne of God in heaven in this vision center on three clear points of worship. God is praised for them and recognized as possessing uniquely salvation, glory, and power. And these are things I should be praising God for right now.

Salvation belongs to our God. Only Jesus saves, and God has brought our salvation in the death and resurrection of His Son. Jesus, the perfect, sinless Lamb of God was sacrificed so that our sin would die with Him. He was raised to bring us new life. We are born anew in Him. God alone will save those who believe. Hallelujah!

Glory belongs to our God. He alone is glorious. His holiness and goodness are showered on us in the grace of Christ's love for us. We see His glory in our salvation, in His Word, in His Son, and in the new life He gives us so that we may be holy and pleasing to Him. His glory is known in the created universe, and in the hearts of the redeemed. Only God has this glory. Hallelujah!

Power belongs to our God. He can do all things. He upholds all things. He made all things. He keeps all things. His power is seen in His Son Who on earth healed the sick, fed the hungry, loved the rejected ones, and raised the dead. And His power is at work in us as we have believed and through it He will both will and do His good pleasure. Hallelujah!

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