Advent Day 14

Read:  Revelation 14

Chapter 14 is a bit of a mind-bender.  There is a lot of harvest imagery in chapter 14.  There are a lot of judgment scenes.  

And then there is this intriguing line, dropped right down in the middle of it all.  

“Here is the endurance of the saints.” (v.12)

‘Where’ exactly is the endurance of the saints?  I think that the endurance of the saints is to be found in the fact that there is judgment.  Judgment is a comfort. 

Judgment assures you that things don’t just go on and on aimlessly and endlessly as they have heretofore.  Things will be made right and clear.  Right and wrong will not remain confused and confusing forever.  Thank God.