In a world overrun by a constant storm of messages of negativity, hate, discord, and fear, we can easily fall into despair. Recently I have heard many people say they don’t watch the news anymore and they have turned off social media accounts because it drains them of peace.
For some reason I have been contemplating the word “peace.” Wondering what brings peace and what causes it to vanish. For me I know that what I choose to hear and listen to makes a definite impact on whether I experience peace or its absence.
So the other day I investigated the language of heaven from the book of Revelation. After all you can’t find a purer form of communication than what takes place around the celestial throne of God.
Did you know there is a lot of “shouting” going on in the heavenly realm? This shouting is more like a roar that shakes everything around you. The closest thing that comes to my mind is 75,000 crazy fans shouting and jumping up and down when the Denver Broncos pull off a stunning victory. But even this can’t even come close to what is happen in Heaven right at this very moment:
“After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white and held palm branches in their hands. And they were shouting with a mighty shout, ‘Salvation comes from our God on the throne and from the Lamb!’ ” (Rev. 7:9-10 NLT).
What could cause such a “mighty shout” from people from every tribe and nation on earth? A victory that has been guaranteed from a loving Father who sent His only Son as a perfect spotless Lamb to take away the sins of the world. This united throng has been given a pure white victors jersey from the Father through the work of the Son and can’t help but scream out their FREEDOM and VICTORY in Christ.
Contemplating this “shouting” in heaven has convicted me to refocus my attention back to the Throne and allow what I hear to ignite my soul with a heaven inspired shout. Watch what will happen when you listen to the language of Heaven and begin to join in with your own shouts, you will be drawn into Heaven’s perfect peace! As one holiday has ended and the Christmas season is upon us, may you hold fast to the peace we receive through Christ Jesus, a peace that the world cannot fill!
So on the count of 3 let out a good shout of praise, 1,2, 3!!!!!!!!