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Monday, October 4, 2010
Hour of His Judgment
Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice,
"Fear God and give glory to Him,
for the hour of His judgment has come;
and worship Him who made heaven and earth,
the sea and springs of water."
~ Revelation 14:6-7 (NKJV)
... and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory.
~ Revelation 16:9 (NKJV)
Hour of His Judgment
Genesis 1:1 opens the Bible with a simple introduction of the Creator as "Elohim," a Hebrew word which also denotes a judge's authority.
The book of Revelation closes the Bible with a depiction of the last days of human dominion on our planet. Over and over, praise for the Lord God Almighty and His sovereignty is abundantly manifest.
God's angel commands in chapter 14 that the Creator be feared and glorified by His creation in the hour of His judgment. The Maker wrote upon the conscience of humanity His judgments of all that is right and wrong. He now demands an account.
To blaspheme one's Maker at any other time would merit sound rebuke. To blaspheme Him in the hour of His judgment when His wrath climaxes might be compared to a convicted felon giving an angry human justice the finger and maligning his reputation as he pronounces sentence. Such resolve proves the righteousness of God's wrath against Evil.
In our limited view of spiritual matters, we sometimes question an everyday hour of His judgment, whether of right and wrong, of what He asks from us, or as He acts in our lives. Faith believes that He has the wisdom, authority and love of perfect justice, saying, "Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments."
Sovereign Lord, give us patience for the day when we will see all from Your perspective. Please increase our faith to fully trust You in matters yet unseen.
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