The Church in Glory
A Vision of Glory
John sees a vision of heaven. What does he see? He sees an innumerable multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language. Who are they? They are worshipers of God who have been cleansed by the blood of the Lamb. They are not sinless beings but forgiven, cleansed sinners who by God’s mercy and grace through the atoning work of Jesus Christ are able to worship with the angels! This is the Church in glory, the Church triumphant. This is our destiny, my brothers and sisters.
Today’s reading: Revelation 3:14-8:5
Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?” I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
For more reflections on this passage, see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days.
Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Permanent Text Edition® (2016). Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
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