When the Shorter Catechism Q1 mentions enjoying God, what does it mean? How do we enjoy Him for ever?
What did Jesus pray for? On what basis did the Father hear his prayer and grant his request? And what did Jesus' prayer secure?
What does it mean to glorify God? It means to be united through faith with the Lord Jesus Christ so that then all that we do is presented as acceptible and pleasing to God. It means to declare the praise of His glory through reverent worship on the Lord's Day along with all of the saints. And it means to display his glory by imitating Jesus Christ and by living in accordance with all that he has set down in his Holy Word.
Since the wrath of God is the great and yet solemn theme of these chapters, what is it that this series of visions teaches us about that particular aspect of God's dealings with the world? Rev Paul Gibson preaches on the destructive power of God's wrath and how it is the expression of his true, holy and perfect justice.
"Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God."
Holiness is separation from sin and separation to God. In short, holiness is being like Jesus. Rev Robert Walker preaches on the motivations to pursue holiness and the method for to do it.
Throughout the book of Revelation, John gives us glimpses of the people of God as they celebrate in the glory of the eternal Kingdom in the age to come, singing praise to God for who he is and what he has done.
The Bible is full of warnings about the coming Day of Judgement. As we reach the end of the 4th cycle of 7 visions in the book of Revelation, we see yet another aspect of The Last Day. John gives us a vision of the victorious king and his glorious return, as well as the terrifying judgement which He then executes on the unrepentant of the world.
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God…For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.”