Revelation 19:5 Give God Praise

Then a voice came from the throne, saying: “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both great and small!” Revelation 19:5

All over the world people are given praise for things that they have done. For some people, they are talked about by nearly everyone when they do something great and the news media picks it up and reports is.

This type of talking about others can and does occur all the way down in just homes. Nearly everyone loves to hear a good story about someone doing something good.

As John’s vision of heaven continues, the city of Babylon has fallen, and a voice tells all the servants of God to give Him praise.

Giving God praise is something that every believer should do, but not everyone does. Difficult circumstances rise up in the lives of people and they either forget or choose to not give God praise. Many will get angry with God, rather than see the many blessings that have already been provided and are continuing to be provided.

In the vision of heaven, as Babylon is overthrown and destroyed, there is a lot of chaos and death. It is not a pretty picture, but it is one that shows God is in control and wins the battle.

Servants of God will understand that God knows what He is doing and will see it as good, regardless of how it looks from a temporary viewpoint. They will find reasons to praise God for the victories He is winning, despite how it looks.

Every believer will be able to find reasons to praise God, if they choose to see the blessings. They will not buy into the lies of the enemy and this world that God is being cruel and unjust in how He works different situations in life, but will praise God.

Life may look chaotic and horrible at the moment, but God is winning the battles in your life. Do not allow yourself to get angry with God, but give Him praise.

Every day God is destroying the enemy in your life little by little or by great steps. Give God praise for those achievements.

Let the world know what God is doing in your life. Doing this will bring Him more praise. In the end you will be on the winning side and have the victory that Christ has already started in your life and will complete.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will see many reasons to give God praise; that you will tell others of what God is doing in your life; that you will see God’s victory over the enemy in your life; and that you will know the hope you have in Christ Jesus.

Amos 3:7 God Will Reveal His Plan

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Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets. Amos 3:7 

Great leaders will always share what their vision is with those whom they are leading. They do not keep their plans hidden from those under them, because they need the people to be able to follow. If there is no revealed plan or vision, then there is nothing to follow.

Some leaders do not feel confident enough in their abilities to the point that they will not reveal what is in the planning. As this occurs, people will fall away and follow others. People love a person who will actually lead them.

Amos tells the people to realize that God will never do anything without revealing His plans.

God’s great love wants every person to love and follow Him. He does not want anyone to be punished or destroyed. In this God had revealed the first coming of Jesus to the people. He had revealed His plan of salvation for all people, everywhere.

Along with revealing His plan for salvation, God has also revealed what will happen when one does not accept Jesus, the punishment and judgement.

All of this is done so that no one can be without excuse. No one will be able to say that they did not know what God was going to do or why He was going to do it.

In order for a person to know what God is going to do, all he has to do is read the Bible, pray and listen to God’s Holy Spirit guiding Him. The Holy Spirit will give a person the needed discernment as to what God is doing and what He is going to do. Every believer has access to this knowledge, not just special people–pastors or prophets. His Spirit is poured out upon everyone.

Allow yourself to hear what God is doing and going to do. Read and study the bible every day. Pray in the Holy Spirit, being willing to listen and obey what God is saying.

God is moving on this earth. There are coming times of forgiveness and salvation, and there are coming times of judgement. Allow God to open your eyes up to see what is occurring and about to happen. This allows you to be able to do the work He has called you to do, to be His witness in this world and build His kingdom.

I pray today that you will hear God’s voice in your life; that you will obey God’s commands; that you will allow God’s Holy Spirit to fill your heart and mind with God’s knowledge and direction; and that you will be God’s voice to this world.