Revelation Chapter 7:12
Revelation 7:12 – …saying: “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen.”
The angels and every type of creature worshiped the Lord in similar praise in Revelation 5:
Revelation 5:11-14 – Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!” And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: “Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!” Then the four living creatures said, “Amen!” And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped Him who lives forever and ever.
Here the angels exchange “thanksgiving” for “riches” in their praise. The Greek word translated “thanksgiving” is “eucharistia,” which can also mean a show of gratitude. The angels in Heaven are thankful for God’s redemption of man, as we saw by their worship, in response to the saved multitude that arrives in Heaven in the last section. These angels also rejoice over repentant sinners who seek the Lord for salvation:
Luke 15:7, 10 – I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance…. Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.
The angels begin and end the praise with “amen.” Recall from Revelation 1:7, “amen” is a Hebrew declaration used at the end of benedictions throughout the New Testament. “Amen” is also the standard ending to prayer which means “so be it” (Numbers 5:22). The angels are in agreement that Jesus deserves all the praise and that He is the God who lives forever. In Revelation 1:18, Jesus tells us that He is “alive forevermore.” Our eternal life depends on His victory over death:
1 Corinthians 15:16-22 – For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen. And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins! Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable. But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.
Romans 6:5-10 – For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.
The “Amen” is saying, “so be it”, to the praise and worship of Almighty God. This blessing here is seven fold. Spiritually complete blessings are spoken here in this heavenly setting.
Verses 13-17: The redeemed Gentiles of this vision are either saints who will be martyred during the “tribulation”, or believers who will survive the Tribulation and enter the Millennium in their natural bodies, or both. The “temple” may be either the earthly, millennial temple, or the “throne” and presence of God in heaven. Earthly sorrows will be over (compare 21:3-4). Christ will give them spiritual sustenance. There will be absolutely no crying or sorrow in the presence of God, for He will have wiped away “all tears from their eyes”. The principal activity of the redeemed for eternity will be to “serve” God (verse 15).
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We are now living in the absolute End Times as per biblical prophecy.
Our Lord Jesus Christ – King of Kings. 2nd Coming and return is IMMENENT!.
Please do not waist another a minute.
No matter what religion you serve, there is only one God.
If, you want to be assured that you will not have to endure the perilous times that will befall you.
Irrespective, of what sins you may have committed at any time of your life. If you humble yourself and ask for God’s forgiveness. He will forgive you and wash them all away and welcome you as his beloved son or daughter with open arms.
If you are not a child of Father God or have not asked Jesus Christ to come into your life yet?
I implore you to do this without delay.
Read this prayer of Salvation and ask God to forgive you now and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour and you will be assured of eternal life.