Thursday, September 10, 2009

Revelation Revelations

I am so excited! Tuesday, Beth Moore started her new study on Revelation! I didn't think I would be able to go due to commitments, but God made a way for me to attend so He must want me to be there. That's an exciting thought in and of itself, huh? God wanting us to be in the specific place that we're in down to the moment. Lovely thought and completely comforting. But I digress...which is easy to do when the topic is comprehending the Creator of the Universe...!

So back to the Beth Moore study itself. Amazing! I have never studied Revelation on its own in a Bible study before so it'll be a first for me. Yes, it looks like there will be a lot of prophecy explanation and study, BUT it seems that the main gist is in our memory verse:

They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings - and with Him will be his called, chosen, and faithful followers. (that's us!) my insert not John's btw :)
Rev. 17:14

I think a lot of what we will be studying rests heavy upon the revelation that he is Lord of lords and King of kings. Did you get the emphasis on who the true Lord and King even in its contrasting capitalization? I had never really paid attention to that in the phrasing before. Comprehending the Creator of the Universe in all His glory is what we're going to be into.

I loved how she explained the power of Revelation in that we cannot possibly understand or fathom what God has planned for us or how the history of the earth and the rise and fall of kingdoms has been knit together since before time began and is all ready to unfold before our eyes. Our eyes couldn't handle it and our mind couldn't wrap around its depth so Jesus, our intercessor, gave it to John in a way that we could handle. In larger-than-life pictures and symbols. It's not something we would get in words and more than any earthly tethered being could grasp. Beth said Revelation is like God's big Sunday School feltboard to get across the meanings of great concepts to spiritually child-like minds. This makes sense to me. Jesus made it make sense for us. I'm sure a lot of folks think Revelation all sounds like some out-this-world story, but that's just it: It Is.

So I'm ready. I'm going to try with all my heart, earthly-tethered body, and narrow mind to grasp who He is. A study like this reminds me of the Addison Road song, What Do I Know of Holy? I am so far from understanding Holy it hurts sometimes, you know? Like it says in the song "I think I've made you too small." - that so speaks to me. I find myself limiting God all the time. Probably in ways I haven't even thought about yet and will never know until confronted with the truth face to face.

Anyway, to say I'm excited about this is an understatement. If anyone is interested in going, please just let me know and I'll save you a seat. As for now, how about I leave you with Addison Road?

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