As we meditate on the Philippians 1:21, “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain,” we turn to the book of Revelation. The saints in heaven are experiencing what Paul referred to as gain! What is the multitude in heaven celebrating? Paul Tripp shares his thoughts on Revelation 19:6-8 and how we can apply these verses to our lives today.
He states: "Sometimes I close my eyes and try to imagine being in attendance at the most vibrant and exuberant worship service ever recorded. Check out these words:
"Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, 'Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure.' Revelation 19:6-8 (ESV)
"I love those three verses because it enables me to visualize the intimate and raucous celebration that is to come. But while I wait for that celebration, those verses also require that I re-evaluate my priorities. How so, you may ask? Think about this: those in the rejoicing multitude have lived life on earth and now exist eternally on the other side. By eavesdropping on their song, we can learn what's truly important for us today."
Tripp explains there are five important things this rejoicing multitude is celebrating: "God Himself, God’s reign, God’s glory, God’s invitation and God’s grace." What applications can we make in our lives today from those five important things? You can read his whole article HERE