“For He Shall Reign Forever and Ever”

In his New Testament Commentary on the Book of Revelation, Dr. Simon Kistemaker, Professor of New Testament Emeritus at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, made the following statement:

“No one in the entire universe is worthy of glory, honor, and power but God and the Lamb. God is worthy because of creation, and the Lamb is worthy because of his sacrificial death. Hence, the Lamb alone is worthy to execute God’s plan of salvation and to fill the role of king in his kingdom.”

The 21st century church has become so enamored with programs, new paradigms, cultural relevance, and “being missional” that we have missed out on the glorious truth of Scripture that was announced by the twenty-four elders gathered around God’s throne:

“You [Christ] are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,   And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth.” (Revelation 5:9-10)

May the church return once again to the simplicity of the Truth of the Gospel, magnifying God and the Lamb for the grace that has been poured out on the redeemed.

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1 Comment

  1. Diane said,

    February 13, 2010 at 10:04 PM

    AMEN!! And He SHALL reign forever and ever! This business of living between cities is sure tough sometimes and it helps to keep this in mind.


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