Do you have a spot in the After party?
“And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.” Revelation 5:9, 13 KJV https://www.bible.com/1/rev.5.9,13.kjv
As I think through today’s reading, what comes to mind is the inauguration ceremonies of the US president in which after being inaugurated they take the walk to the White House amongst the many cheers of people, some of whom did not vote the president, but all acknowledging the president. Some others probably don’t attend because the president was not their choice but whether or not they acknowledge him, he is still president. Amongst the people who are excited to greet the president are those who already know that their seats are already reserved for the after-party and so they know that the engagement and fun fair continues with benefits. Jesus is the undisputed savior and king of the world. He died to take away the sins of the world and thereby redeem us to the father. He took the keys of death and he rose again. He has the name above all names that at the name of Jesus all knees should bow and all tongues confess that he is Lord. So whether you believe or not, his Lordship is unquestionable. The Question is though, What camp are you on. Those who refuse to acknowedge? Or those who acknowledge but are ok with being bystanders in the cheer of supporters basking in the satisfaction of having a brief encounter? Or are you in the group that will be heading on to the after-celebrations in eternal life having accepted the redemption offered by his blood?
Prayer: Jesus, I thank you for your saving grace. I choose to be in the camp of those who will enjoy the after-party of eternal life reigning with you..Please accept me and help me to keep the faith, sealed by the Holy Spirit until the day of redemption 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾