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Give Lord Glory
(Revelation 14.6-8)
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"Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth — to every nation, tribe, language and people. He said in a loud voice, 'Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.' A second angel followed and said, 'Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great, which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries.'" (Revelation 14.6-8)

Individual Christians

St John ChrysostomIt is significant that this is the fiercest warning of all the dooms in Revelation. As John of Patmos saw it, the doom of the apostate was worst. The reason was that the Church was battling for its very existence. If it was to continue, the individual Christian had to be prepared to face suffering and trial, imprisonment and death. Every Christian had to "give the Lord glory." The implication was that if the individual Christian yielded, the Church would have died. In our day, the individual Christian is still of paramount importance, but his or her function now is not usually to protect the faith by being ready to die for it, but to commend it by diligently living for it.

"Give Lord Glory"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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