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The Beginning and the Ending



“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things.” (Revelation 4:11)

Two essential truths are rationalized away in Christian circles. Biblical creation is ditched by those who intentionally ignore its truth. Many are intimidated by today’s modern science that is founded on evolutionary assumptions that jettison our Creator God into deep space. Likewise, eschatology (the study of prophecy) is the other foundational truth avoided by many because of its supposed inability to be easily comprehended. But we know that eschatology does matter and is beneficial in both understanding the gospel and the everyday sanctification of the believer.

As the apostle John writes, “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand” (Revelation 1:3). Promises of rich blessing flow from God’s throne when one reads, hears, and heeds these words. Like feasting on a juicy steak, the disciple is commanded to desperately feast on these revelatory words.

So, what is the practical benefit of these words? This world is not our home, so we should not have a tight grip on the stuff of this world. Consequently, we are easily consumed by consumable things. But God desires the believer to possess a worldview that is focused heavenward. “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth” (Colossians 3:1-2).

Believers must be ready! Understanding our future deliverance from the cursed creation helps us release our grip on this temporal world. Scripture’s beginning and ending are indeed the bookends of God’s redemptive plan. CM

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