The last few verses of Revelation 11, which tell of the sounding of the seventh trumpet, are, in large part, the culmination of the letter to that point. Messages had been sent to the church, John had seen into heaven, seals had been opened, trumpets had sounded, judgments had come, souls had been saved and songs had been sung. There are three things that have stood out through every verse of every chapter, God’s sovereignty, Jesus’ authority and heaven’s worship. The Father orders, the Son acts and heaven sings. The question that arises, in many ways the only question that matters, is how should we respond? Why did the Holy Spirit show this to John? Why did he write it to the church? Why has it been preserved for us? What are we supposed to do with these visions, with this truth?
Tune in, as we talk again about what it means for God to truly be in control, what His sovereignty should mean to us, but then, about how we must respond to His sovereignty. If God is in control then we must take control of our responses to His work in our lives and in our world.