God is in Control! – Revelation 17

My weekend was crazybusy, but I wanted to try to catch up on my chapters in Revelation. That’s more difficult than usual because once I read the chapter, all I want to do is understand what I’m reading. But, I don’t have time this morning!

But, I did want to comment on something from chapter 17.

15 And the angel said to me, “The waters where the prostitute is sitting represent masses of people of every nation and language. 16 The scarlet beast and his ten horns ā€“ which represent ten kings who will reign with him ā€“ all hate the prostitute. They will strip her naked, eat her flesh, and burn her remains with fire. 17 For God has put a plan into their minds, a plan that will carry out his purposes. They will mutually agree to give their authority to the scarlet beast, and so the words of God will be fulfilled. 18 And this woman you saw in your vision represents the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.”

God puts plans into the minds of the beast and his ten horns to carry out His purposes. As I read this, I was assured that no matter how crazy my life gets – no matter what is yet to come, that God is still in control. He has the power and authority to do whatever it takes to see His will fulfilled. It is not going to surprise my King how this all turns out.

Those who mock Him and reject Him will be judged. Those who follow after “the prostitute” and her purple and scarlet clothing and beautiful jewelry made of gold and precious gems and pearls, those who desire her gold goblet full of obscenities and the impurities of her immorality, will be judged.

Stand strong, my brothers! There is a great reward for those who remain faithful and resist the temptations of our enemy. God is in control!


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