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Just Like You

Just Like You

31 December 2010

Today’s Reading: Revelation 19-22

Scripture:


I fell at his feet to worship him, but he wouldn’t let me. “Don’t do that,” he said. “I’m a servant just like you, and like your brothers and sisters who hold to the witness of Jesus. The witness of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” (Revelation 19:10 MSG)

He objected, “No you don’t! I’m a servant just like you and your companions, the prophets, and all who keep the words of this book. Worship God!” (Revelation 22:9 MSG)

In these final scenes of the Revelation Vision, John is guided by angels who show him the most amazing things and speak God’s true words to him. John is so impressed by the angels’ greatness and authority that he bows down to worship each of them. Each of them forbids John from worshiping him and makes the same incredible statement; “I’m a servant just like you and your brothers and sisters who are witnesses of Jesus.”

These powerful angels, entrusted with the task of showing and explaining God’s Revelation to John are servants just like John. And his brothers and sisters. And you and me. The timing is different, the drama of the events seems different, but you and I have the privilege of serving just like John and just like the angels who played their role in the Revelation.

Prayer:

Father, Please help me to be faithful in my season of service as John was in his time. Help me to serve you as truly and faithfully as the angel-messengers who carry your word and serve your purpose. May I be sensitive, responsive, and obedient to hear your voice, speak your words, and share your Good News Message. As this year ends and a new year begins, may I serve wisely and well. Amen.

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