After this I looked and a vast host appeared which no one could count, [gathered out] of every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages. These stood before the throne and before the Lamb; they were attired in white robes, with palm branches in their hands. In loud voice they cried, saying, [Our] salvation is due to our God, Who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb [to Them we owe our deliverance]! And all the angels were standing round the throne and round the elders [of the heavenly Sanhedrin] and the four living creatures, and they fell prostrate before the throne and worshiped God. Amen! (So be it!) they cried. Blessing and glory and majesty and splendor and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and might [be ascribed] to our God to the ages and ages (forever and ever, throughout the eternities of the eternities)! Amen! (So be it!) (Revelation 7:9-12 AMP)
Too often we get so caught up in the now…what is happening in our personal lives, in the lives of our family members, in our particular cities, states, countries and nations and we forgot to put our focus and attention on the big picture of why we are doing what we are doing. The big picture here is that there is a heaven to gain and a hell to loose. This scripture above says that every nation, tribe, tongue and people will be surrounding His throne in worship. Eternity is right before us and every day there are people dying and going to hell. Hell is a very real place, but so is heaven. It is so important to have eternity branded on our hearts, because the reality of it will help us keep the big picture in mind…of why are we doing what we are doing. God’s heart is that none should perish, because He did not send Jesus into the world to condemn the world, but to save it. To save us, to redeem us, to rescue us from eternal seperation from our Heavenly Father, to cleanse us from all unrighteousness, to shower us with His loving kindness and mercy, to pour out all judgment of Jesus for our behalf . When this reality begins to take priority the little distractions will not hinder us from being the hands, feet and mouth piece of Jesus on this earth.
The only thing that we are taking with us to heaven are souls. How many do you want to take with you? There is no limit expect for the one we put on ourselves. There are billions of people in the world right now on this earth are we are surrounded every day with opportunity to make people’s eternity change. In 2 Corinthians 5:18-20 But all things are from God, who through Jesus Christ reconciled us to Himself (received us into favor, brought us into harmony with Himself) and gave us the ministry of reconciliation ( that by word and deed we might sim to bring others into harmony with Him.) It was God, (personally present) in Christ, reconciling and restoring the world to favor with Himself, not counting up and holding against (men) their trespasses (but canceling them) and committing to us the message of reconciliation ( of the restoration to favor)”
father in the mighty name of Jesus I thank you for your divine purpose of restoring man back to you thorough the blood of Jesus Christ. I thank you father that eternity is at hand and that you have a purpose for each and everyone of us regarding kingdom business, to the ministry of reconciliation. We are not to just sit back and the work of reaching the lost to sit on the shoulders of someone else, but o God use us, in this hour and in this time. As we open our lips, fill us with the words to proclaim, as we stretch forth our hands to pray for the sick we thank you for the anointing and authority to see them healed and set free. It’s an honor to worship you with our lives here upon the earth, but God brand a vision of heaven in our hearts to keep the vision of why we are doing what we are doing. A vision of seeing all people, tribes, tongues and languages worshiping you together …. That is why we are to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth.