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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

2020.01.14 Hopewell @Home ▫ Revelation 7:9-15

Questions from the Scripture text: Whom did John see in Revelation 7:9? In what were they clothed? What were they crying out in Revelation 7:10? With what kind of voice? Who respond to this in Revelation 7:11? What do they do? What do they say in Revelation 7:12? Who asks John a question in Revelation 7:13? How does John answer in Revelation 7:14? Whom does the elder say they are? In what have they washed their robes? Where are they (Revelation 7:15)? What do they do? When? What does “He who sits on the throne” do?
Next week’s Call to Worship, Prayer for Help, and Song of Adoration come from Revelation 7:9-15 in order to sing God’s thoughts after Him with Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim.

When Jesus was talking to the woman at the well about the glorious worship that He was bringing into effect, He affirmed that the Jews worshiped what they knew, “because salvation is of the Jews” (John 4:22). Now, we see the innumerable multitude of those clothed in white (Revelation 7:9)—the kind of white that can only be bleached in by the blood of the Lamb (Revelation 7:13-14), saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”

Our Lord Himself, and His blood, is that salvation that came from the Jews, and this is the worship to which the Old Testament shadows looked forward. The heavens are resounding with this—what is the innumerable multitude doing? Crying out with a loud voice! The scene here is deafening to mortal ears!! “SALVATION IS OF OUR GOD WHO SITS ON THE THRONE, AND OF THE LAMB!!”

In fact, this is so much the subject of heaven’s worship that ALL the angels and their elders (we can see by verses 13-14 that these are angel elders) fall on their faces in response to the salvation-praise of the redeemed!

And what has our salvation gained for us? The privilege of serving Him day and night in His glorious presence—AND the privilege of His making His dwelling place among them. When we sing, Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim, we will be reveling in the fact that this is what Christ has made us by His precious blood!
What is the first and great service that Christ’s servants render unto Him? What has Christ done in order to qualify us for this service? Who else praises Him for it?
Suggested songs: ARP51B “From My Sins, O Hide Your Face” or TPH284 “Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim”

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