In Revelation 11, the twenty-four elders fell with their faces to the ground and worshiped God. They began by saying that the Lord is the one who is and who always was. He has established His great and limitless power. Then they spoke about the nations. One translation describing the nations used the word enraged. Why? Because of the wrath of God.
The nations were filled with wrath, but now the time of your wrath has come. It is time to judge the dead and reward your servants the prophets, as well as your holy people, and all who fear your name, from the least to the greatest. It is time to destroy all who have caused destruction on the earth. Revelation 11:18
Today we use the term “it’s an act of God” when it comes to catastrophes and natural disasters. If it happens in nature like a flood, earthquake, or whatever, the consensus is, God did it. In this chapter in Revelation, God is going to pour out His wrath.
They won’t be natural disasters, they will be supernatural. And the nations are not going to be happy about it. These nations maintained control. Their leader will more than likely was the Antichrist.
Nobody likes it when you are used to calling the shots and a greater power than you takes over. But that was what was going on here. There was a power change in the making. According to verse 15, the seventh trumpet had sounded. It was accompanied by loud voices shouting in heaven. Let’s read what they were shouting.
“The world has now become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign forever and ever.” Revelation 11:15
The Wrath of God and the Rewards of God
That was the announcement that caused the twenty-four elders to fall down and worship. It will be at that time when the dead will be judged. And also the rewards handed out to His servants from the least to the greatest.
Those who caused destruction on the earth will face destruction themselves. What you and I need to keep in mind is there will be no “tweeners.” Oh, you don’t know what that means? Let me tell you. There is going to be wrath and there are going to be rewards. There will be nothing in between. It is one or the other.
One theological theory that says that God has already predestined us to go one way or the other. That is not true! If a person accepts Jesus by believing in their heart that He died and was raised from the dead. Then that person is predestined to receive the rewards which include eternal life.
If however, a person chooses to ignore or reject Jesus they will not receive life. That person will then be predestined to suffer the wrath of God for all eternity. Our predestination all hinges on the decision we make while we are breathing in the air in this life.
A related post called is, Is There An Eternal Unquenchable Fire?
You will also like this related post on evangelism called How To Reach Lost People For The Kingdom Of God
Lord, you have given us a choice between eternal life and eternal wrath. May all who read this devotion follow the prompting of your Spirit and choose life.
Read Revelation 11 here.
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