Motivation From Revelation

Motivation From Revelation
by Ronnie Hewitt, Minister
Write, therefore, what you have seen, what is now and what will take place later. (Revelation 1:19)
Sometimes I scratch my head while seeking to understand practical applications for my life from the prophetic Book of Revelation. The figurative symbolism can be confusing, if not overwhelming at times. But the more I interpret Scripture with Scripture—and the more I pray about the things mentioned in this last book of the Bible—the more I take to heart God’s promises for my life with Jesus. The events found in Revelation inspire godly motivation as it allows one to focus on Christ glorified and His bride the church.
“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.”
(1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, NKJV)
It’s hard to be motivated by events way off in the future—life today tends to trump life tomorrow. But, what if our respect of and focus on the future could cause our present circumstances to make more sense and give us hope to endure?
We are also compelled to praise the Lord in the glory of His holy majesty when we experience the worship that is depicted in Revelation. Here we see Almighty God worshipped for His resounding victory over the enemy. We worship the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords—not the Kings of earth who lord their power and wealth over their citizens. We worship Jesus, not our jobs. We worship the Lord as the Holy Spirit frees our spirit. We are motivated to worship because one day we will bow in worship to God at the Lamb’s marriage supper!
“Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.” (Revelation 19:6-7)