The Lord … Reigneth
22 January 2023 PM – Revelation 19:1-6 – Stepping Stones – Scott Childs
Introduction: According to the BBC, “The most senior US general estimates that around 100,000 Russian and 100,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed or injured in the war in Ukraine. Gen Mark Milley, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, also suggested that around 40,000 civilians had died after being caught up in the conflict.” In many countries, the persecution of Christians is increasing. The morality of our world is wallowing in the gutter. Divorce is commonplace. Living together outside of marriage is the norm. Many Christians in first-world countries today live so much like the sinful world that they are no longer distinguishable. Our world looks very much like the last days described by the Apostle Paul (2 Timothy 3:1-5).
Near the end of the first century, John the Apostle wrote the Book of Revelation while banished on the Island of Patmos because of his faith in Christ. Life in the first century was not easy either, but John had a right perspective. Read Revelation 19:1-6. “Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.”
Though living a godly, separated, faithful life for the glory of God is a bumpy uphill climb, we must remember that our Lord God omnipotent reigneth!
Transition: It is good for us to remember that the Lord reigned in the past, He reigns now in the present, and He will rein eternally in the future.
The Lord reigned in the past.