Do you remember all the way back to chapter 1 and verse 4 “Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come”?
Well, here we are, it has been fulfilled; we have arrived!
“And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying:“We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign. (Revelation 11 v 16-17) There is no ‘who is to come’ for He is here!
One day what we have longed for all our lives will be amongst us! The One who is and who was will have come and made it all an amazing wonderful reality for us.
At that time (though we perhaps don’t like the phrase as it has so many political connotations) there will be a great levelling up.
“The nations were angry, and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your people who revere your name,both great and small—and for destroying those who destroy the earth.” (v18)
There are many in our world who are comforted by these words. God is going to right every wrong. God is going to judge every small and great injustice and also reward both the small and great.
Do not worry about what people are saying about you today. Think about what God will say about you on that day!
Don’t pursue success today as if it was the greatest reward you could ever have. Think about the reward that will be yours on that day!