Revelation 8

November Memory Verse: "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone  hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with them, and they with me." Revelation 3:20 (NIV)

Revelation 8

What stood out to me is best explained by John Piper. Here is what he had to say about this passage:

“The utterly astonishing thing about this text is that it portrays the prayers of the saints as the instrument God uses to usher in the end of the world with great divine judgments. It pictures the prayers of the saints accumulating on the altar before the throne of God until the appointed time when they are taken up like fire from the altar and thrown upon the earth to bring about the consummation of God's kingdom.

In other words, what we have in this text is an explanation of what has happened to the millions upon millions of prayers over the last 2,000 years as the saints have cried out again and again, "Thy kingdom come . . . Thy kingdom come." Not one of these prayers, prayed in faith, has been ignored. Not one is lost or forgotten. Not one has been ineffectual or pointless. They have all been gathering on the altar before the throne of God.”

How amazing it is to think that the God of the universe not only hears our prayers, but He keeps them and when the time is right, He does something with them.

I know there are many times where we wonder if God does actually hear us, but Revelation 8 is proof that He does. It also shows that He will answer in His timing.

Be encouraged today. God loves you and He hears you.

By: Brice Stockton

1 Comment

Lyla Farris - November 11th, 2021 at 6:43pm

Great chapter Brice!! And your devotion made it better!!!Great job on the devotion

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