Revelation 19:1 Salvation, glory and power.

Revelation 19:1  Salvation, glory and power.

Beginning our study of Revelation 19.

Revelation 19:1  After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God…”

The wedding is approaching and this sounds very much like the celebratory entrance to the great event. The roar of the great multitude refers us back to chapter seven:

Revelation 7:9  ‘After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no-one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb.’

Quite understandably, they shout out ‘hallelujah’ because they have been redeemed from the earth and brought into the righteousness of Christ Jesus. 

Their salvation is not of their own for they were powerless to save themselves. Their saviour gave his life upon the cross that they might walk free. 

Isaiah 53:5  ‘But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way, and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.’

We deserved the punishment but Christ Jesus was pierced and crushed in our place.

Revelation 19:1a  ‘Salvation and glory and power belong to our God…”

Likewise, the multitude have no share in the glory either. Like the elders, they bow before the King of glory, seated on the throne.

Revelation 4:10  ‘...the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives forever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power…”

And likewise, once more, they had no power to heal or save themselves. Only the power of God could break the chains. 

2 Corinthians 4:7  ‘But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.’

God has been merciful and looked down upon us, the fragile jars of clay, and blessed us with His salvation, glory and power.

We might shout ‘hallelujah’ with good reason!

Thank you for reading this. For my commentary on the first six chapters of Revelation please click the button.

and previously:

  • Revelation 19:11 Faithful and True
    Our testimony is that Jesus has been faithful and true and stood alongside, through every storm that has been thrown at us, and never let go of us ever!
  • Revelation 19:10 The Testimony of Jesus…
    One understanding of the testimony of Jesus is that he will return as the radiant King; and he will bring peace and righteousness to this earth when he establishes his kingdom and reigns from Jerusalem. 
  • Revelation 19:9 Invited
    The Church as a whole will be invited to the wedding as a corporate being but we will also be invited as individuals, by virtue of our personal salvation that we have received.For many of us who are not usually invited to high-society events and who are often left out and behind, this comes as a blessing indeed!
  • Revelation 19:7 Eager Anticipation
    In the same way, we are called to look forward to the day when we meet with Christ Jesus, on the day that he returns in power and glory. He is our blessed hope and our lives lived here on earth should be directed towards this coming moment. 
  • Revelation 19:7 A Wedding!
    I pray that we will live out our salvation with fear and trembling, and walk closely with our Lord, that we might walk with confidence and reassurance, knowing that we will be warmly welcomed and honoured as a guest, wearing the white robes of righteousness. 

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