Washed in the blood of the Lamb, we will rise from death to praise our God forever!

BibleGateway: Revelation 7:9-17

ESV Text: Revelation 7:9-17

Revelation 7:9–17 (Listen)

A Great Multitude from Every Nation

After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 11 And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”

13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?” 14 I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.


15   “Therefore they are before the throne of God,
    and serve him day and night in his temple;
    and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.
16   They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore;
    the sun shall not strike them,
    nor any scorching heat.
17   For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd,
    and he will guide them to springs of living water,
  and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

(ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 7
9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; 10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. 11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, 12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

     13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? 14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.(KJV)


Hymn: WS 711:
See in Yonder Manger Low

Hymnary.org

1. See in yonder manger low,  
Born for us on earth below, 
See the gentle Lamb appears,  
Promised from eternal years. 
Hail, the ever- blessed morn;  
Hail redemption’s happy dawn; 
Sing through all Jerusalem:  
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!” 

2. Lo, within a stable lies  
He who built the starry skies, 
He who, throned in height sublime,  
Sits amid the cherubim. 
Hail, the ever- blessed morn;  
Hail redemption’s happy dawn; 
Sing through all Jerusalem:  
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!” 

3. Sacred Infant, all divine,  
What a tender love was Thine, 
Thus to come from highest bliss  
Down to such a world as this. 
Hail, the ever- blessed morn;  
Hail redemption’s happy dawn; 
Sing through all Jerusalem:  
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!” 

4. Teach, oh, teach us, holy Child,  
By Thy face so meek and mild, 
Teach us to resemble Thee  
In Thy sweet humility. 
Hail, the ever- blessed morn;  
Hail redemption’s happy dawn; 
Sing through all Jerusalem:  
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!” 


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Our hope also, like Paul’s, is in the resurrection of the dead. For this we would gladly stand trial and suffer.

BibleGateway: Acts 24:10-16

ESV Text: Acts 24:10-16

Acts 24:10–16 (Listen)

10 And when the governor had nodded to him to speak, Paul replied:

“Knowing that for many years you have been a judge over this nation, I cheerfully make my defense. 11 You can verify that it is not more than twelve days since I went up to worship in Jerusalem, 12 and they did not find me disputing with anyone or stirring up a crowd, either in the temple or in the synagogues or in the city. 13 Neither can they prove to you what they now bring up against me. 14 But this I confess to you, that according to the Way, which they call a sect, I worship the God of our fathers, believing everything laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets, 15 having a hope in God, which these men themselves accept, that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust. 16 So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.

(ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 24

     10 Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself: 11 Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worship. 12 And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city: 13 Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me. 14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets: 15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust. 16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 205:
The Day of Resurrection

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. The day of resurrection, 
Earth, tell it out abroad, 
The Passover of gladness. 
The Passover of God. 
From death to life eternal, 
From this world to the sky, 
Our Christ hath brought us over 
With hymns of victory. 

2. Our hearts be pure from evil 
That we may see aright 
The Lord in rays eternal 
Of resurrection light 
And, listening to His accents, 
May hear, so calm and plain, 
His own “All hail!” and, hearing, 
May raise the victor strain. 

3. Now let the heavens be joyful, 
Let earth her song begin, 
Let all the world keep triumph 
And all that is therein. 
Let all things, seen and unseen, 
Their notes of gladness blend; 
For Christ the Lord hath risen,– 
Our joy, that hath no end.