12/18/20

Good morning!

Text: Revelation 15;  Micah 3-4

As the account of God’s judgments being poured out on earth and evil continues, we see a curious description.

After this I looked, and the sanctuary of the tent of witness in heaven was opened, and out of the sanctuary came the seven angels with the seven plagues, clothed in pure, bright linen, with golden sashes around their chests.  (Revelation 15:5-6)

These angels’ clothes are a picture of purity, cleanliness, and beauty.  A first thought here is that no matter how filthy evil can become, it cannot stain, spoil or defile the Lord.  He is all good, always and forever.  A second thought is that when we are in the presence of evil the beauty of God is still there, nearby even.  And a third and final thought is that in this incredible account of God’s plan to make all things right, His agents – like these angels, His armies and the Redeemed like you and me – will be clothed in bright, pure and lovely raiment and appear in ever increasing numbers.  Indeed, the light will overwhelm the darkness, the beauty will replace the ugliness.  Jesus wins!

in Him, Mike