Through the Eyes of Eternity
Being mindful of eternity gives me hope for today.
Although many people read John’s Revelation as if it were a mysterious map to a hidden, futuristic treasure, or a secret message only to be understood by those with spiritual decoder rings, the book of Revelation is, in fact, a letter written by a pastor to several churches under his care.
John’s intent was to remind these churches and believers that, despite the present persecution they were facing, Jesus Christ is Lord of all and will bring ultimate victory to all of those who call on His name.
“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 ESV
Battling sickness, heartache, divorce, disease, poverty, or even death can skew a person’s perspective. These things seem to be accompanied by a demonic whisper that says, “It’s over for you.”
But Jesus reminds us, “The best is yet to come – eternity awaits. Be faithful unto death and I will give you the crown of life.”
When the pressure of the moment seems overwhelming, meditate on eternity, and receive hope and strength!