February 21, 2021 | Pastor Jared Carlson
Passage: Revelation 9:1-21
Words always fall short when describing something fantastic - whether that is something in the form of perfection or even horror. John describes events that continue the global judgment upon earth. With the opening of the fifth and sixth trumpets, both demonic and human power will orchestrate further calamity.
The opening verses of Revelation tell us everything we need to know about the power and importance of this book: ”The Revelation of Jesus Christ...Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.” As Christians, we wait in eager anticipation for the promised day that Jesus will return. No matter what conclusions we may draw about the meaning and timing of this Revelation, one thing is majestically clear: Jesus is the roaring Lamb who triumphs in the end!