August 24


"Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the Saints!" (Revelation 15:3, NKJV).

In a moving vision, John the Revelator sees all heaven explode with jubilation and majestic music. The celestial choir is heard singing the anthem of deliverance entitled: "The Song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb." The grand focus of this triumphant song is the "King of the Saints." What a fitting title for our wonderful Redeemer!

In this anthem of praise, Christ is extolled for His "great and marvelous" works (Revelation 15:3, NKJV). The celestial choir through this ascription of praise ascribes to Christ all the attributes of deity. The singing saints are the redeemed of all ages who have finally come to the grand climax of their pilgrimage--to their heavenly home. No wonder their song of deliverance is punctuated with extravagant expressions of praise and adoration to Jesus the "King of the Saints."

There is disagreement among biblical authorities as to whether the reading in Revelation 15:3 should be "King of the Saints," "King of the Nations," or "King of Ages." One thing is certain for the redeemed: Jesus Christ is unquestionably the King of all nations, all ages, and certainly of all the saints. With the victory won and the controversy ended, all nations will come and worship Him as King of the universe. God's people can hardly wait for that moment of high drama described in these words: "And now Satan bows down, and confesses the justice of his sentence... With all the facts of the great controversy in view, the whole universe, both loyal and rebellious, with one accord declare, 'Just and true are thy ways, thou King of Saints.' "--The Faith I Live By, p. 356. What a day that will be!

My Prayer Today: Lord, Your people await the coming victory celebration. May it be soon! Amen.