Heavenly Surprises

Revelation 4.8 - Heavenly Surprises

Note:  Grateful for the pic, but the actual will definitely look so much more majestic and awesome.

Revelation 4:8   (KJV)   8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

The eternal, supernatural realm transcends even the limits of our imagination.

No verbal or visual form of communication is sufficient to perfectly describe all that heaven is like.

We children of God, citizens of the Kingdom, despite all the special blessings of wisdom, understanding, insights, illumination, and revelation we receive from our Father, are still in for a huge indescribable pleasant surprise.

If we all draw some of the heavenly beings based on how we understand and picture them, there’s a big probability that we’ll all come up with very different images. Oh, heaven will be weirdly awesome.

Being in God’s presence, we’ll be surrounded by sounds of praises emanating from all of heaven’s inhabitants and reverberating all throughout. Praise is one of the most heavenly acts we can do.

We will have a totally different praise and worship experience in heaven. It won’t be an event, if will be a consistent, constant, and continuing lifestyle.

God’s holiness, almightiness, past, present, and return are more than sufficient reasons for unstoppable and unending worship and praise.

Proud of God

Jeremiah 9.24 - Proud of GodJeremiah 9:24   (KJV)   24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.

We’re grateful that God has blessed us with so much; we can do much; we accomplish much. But with all our God-given enormous potential, we humbly admit: we make mistakes, at times, terrible mistakes. We don’t compare ourselves to others; it’s easy to find others who do worse than us. We contritely own up to our flaws and sins, knowing that our loving and just God can lovingly, mercifully, and graciously forgive us without violating His justice.

He deserves all the glory; that we know full well. We are just immensely grateful that He welcomed us to experience His salvation and freedom—that we have a loving, living relationship with Him. We are tremendously grateful to Him for opening our minds and hearts to realizing Who He is—our Life-Saver and King. Now, we enjoy an intimate relationship with Him; we “know” Him. We saw that we were drowning in sin; He came as our Life-Saver; He grabbed hold of us and we grabbed hold of Him. We saw that we were living in rebellion against God—living as our own king; we bowed to His crown, and He accepted us into His Kingdom.

In God and through God alone does lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness come together in perfect harmony. He loves us; He wants to save us from our sins—its penalty, its power, and its presence. He’s just; He needs to judge us for our sins. He’s righteous; He wants and leads us to walk the righteous path. In His awesome wisdom, He came in the very person of His Son and demonstrated His love and justice by dying on the cross. On the cross, He sacrificed His life for us—that’s love clearly seen. On that cross, He took the punishment for our sins—that’s justice sufficiently served. We who are now graciously saved joyfully and faithfully live in righteousness as we walk according to the words and will of our King.