Thursday, September 29, 2011

Just when you thought it couldn't get worse...it will

In Revelation Chapter 8 we see such horrific things happening that it is impossible for us to even get our mind around. However, before these things, we are given an amazing picture what is happening around the throne of God in Heaven: The prayers of the saints being presented to God.

Revelation 8:3-4 Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. 4 And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel's hand.

After this we are given the picture of a level of chaos and destruction the world has not seen since the flood. Basically one third of life is destroyed. A third of the sun, moon, water, etc....all gone! Can you imagine the chaos. As I write this I can't help but think of how this is a small glimpse of life without the blessings of God. This is a small glimpse of hell...no light, no water...no purpose...no hope. I can't help but wonder, "why a third?" I wonder if it is not because God is still giving people time to repent during this period? We know that it is His will that all men would come to repentance and be saved. I am sure that during this chaos there will be those that come to repentance and be saved, and yet, there will be those that become even more callous and hardened...much like a saying I heard once, every time the Gospel is preached, its hearers hearts are either softened or hardened...potentially, and likely, this will also happen with those that are seeing the Wrath of God poured out on the earth.

Revelation 8:7-12 The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up. 8 Then the second angel sounded: And something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood. 9 And a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed. 10 Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. 11 The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter. 12 Then the fourth angel sounded: And a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day did not shine, and likewise the night.

The segway in to Revelation 9, which is found at the end of chapter 8, warns us that although the first 4 trumpet sounds unleashed chaos on the earth, it is not complete chaos...yet. An angel cried out knowing what the last of the trumpets would bring.

Revelation 8:13 And I looked, and I heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, "Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!"

Side note:
Whether this is significant or not, I’m not sure…but I am going to point it out none the less. The new translations (ESV, NIV, etc) say an “eagle flew” versus “an angel”. I don’t want to make a big deal of the translation differences because at the end of the day the main stuff is the plain stuff. I am only pointing this out because it makes me curious…not curious in a suspicious way, just curious.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Which group are you in?...it's 1 of these 4


There are some things in life that you can be neutral on and it is of no consequence on your life. For example, you can have no interest in who wins the World Series, the Super Bowl or even the Presidency.  Whether you go to McDonald’s or Burger King may not matter to you one way or the other. In contrast, how you respond to Jesus Christ has an eternal impact.  Where as many people think that Heaven is your “default” destination, the Truth is, separation from God is your “default” condition and you will stay in that condition unless something changes. Isn’t it interesting that our society thinks it is so much smarter now because we aren’t “so closed minded to think that there is absolute Truth”. You can believe the philosophy of men and think that “what is true for you is true for you”; but the fact is, God’s Word says there is absolute Truth whether you believe it or not.

(In the following set of verses, keep in mind that Paul is talking to people that have surrendered their life to Jesus Christ)
Ephesians 2:1-14  And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5  even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. 11 Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh—who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands—12 that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation,

Ephesians makes it very clear what we who are born-again are “suppose to” look like now, and what we “used to” look like before we were saved.  Ephesians also leaves no room for doubting the reality that we are either separated from Christ or we are “in Christ”; there is no in between.

In addition, God’s Word tells us that our response to the Gospel will be one of four ways; and of these four “group responses”, only one group will be saved. Which group do you fall in?

First let’s look at Luke 8 verse 1 which says Jesus went to every city and verse 4 says the multitudes came from every city. It seems that He preached (as the Word says He did) and then He moved on, but the people continued to follow Him from every city. Clearly they desired more of Jesus. Do you desire more of Jesus?

Luke 8:1-4 Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him, 2  and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities—Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons, 3  and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others who provided for Him from their substance. 4  And when a great multitude had gathered, and they had come to Him from every city, He spoke by a parable:

Here’s the parable that Jesus speaks:

Luke 8:5-9 "A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it.  6 Some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked moisture. 7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. 8 But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold." When He had said these things He cried, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear!" 9 Then His disciples asked Him, saying, "What does this parable mean?"

Verse 10 makes it clear that if someone understands the things of God it has been given them by God. If we humble ourselves before God He will give us understanding; but if we remain prideful, we will be as those that hear but do not understand.

Luke 8:10 And He said, "To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parables, that 'SEEING THEY MAY NOT SEE, AND HEARING THEY MAY NOT UNDERSTAND.'
(Jesus speaking)

Group number one of these four groups that Jesus tells us about is the group that hears the Word of God, but before understanding is given the devil comes along and takes it away and they are not saved.

I can’t help but think that this is the group of people that choose to remain neutral; they don’t want to take seriously the Word of God and God’s Word never takes root on any level, making it very easy for the devil to snatch away the seed.

Luke 8:11-12 "Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 12 Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.

The second group are those that receive the Word with joy, but then temptation comes and there is no solid roots and fall away. Clearly an emotional response to the Word of God does not save you. Many times alter calls are an emotional response of someone receiving the Word with joy, but as the lures and temptations come, they fall away.....and are not saved.

Luke 8:13 But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away.

The third group loves the world. Jesus said that it is His desire that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be His disciples. The fruit we bear is how Jesus and the world know that you belong to Him. This ties in to the third group of people. The seed that fell among thorns speaks of those that seemed to have “went out”, having received the Word, but the cares of the world, the riches of this world, and the pleasures of life choke out any seed that was planted.....and they are not saved.

Luke 8:14 Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity.

The fourth group seems to be the only group that is saved, which definitely helps us understand why Jesus said, "broad is the road that leads to destruction and many go that way".

Matthew 7:13-14 "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.


This fourth group not only receives the Word with joy, but their heart is prepared for the Word to take root and not waiver from anything this world has to offer. The Word takes hold in their heart and they not only bear fruit, but they bear fruit with patience.

Luke 8:15 But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.

This is a faith that is not hidden, it is a faith that is out in the open for all to see...what other reason would Jesus immediately follow up with verse sixteen.

Luke 8:16 "No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed, but sets it on a lampstand, that those who enter may see the light.

Verse 18 warns us to rightly receive the Word of God when you hear it.

Luke 8:18 Therefore take heed how you hear. For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken from him."

This verse is not for material things; this verse is referring to the fruit of the Spirit. Even if a person that belongs to one of the first three groups and seems to have an “appearance of Godliness"; if it is without root and this world is more important to them, even what they have (spiritually speaking) will be taken. On the other hand, for those that hold fast to the Truth and are firmly rooted in Christ, they will be given more. More love, faith patience, kindness, gentleness, self-control, etc.

Galatians 5:19-26 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23  gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Then Jesus leaves no doubt that a simple profession of faith means nothing. Yes, it starts with confessing with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord and Savior; but Jesus commands us to walk out our faith. We cannot be among the first three groups that hear it and although they have different "levels of knowledge", ultimately they all fall away. We must be as the fourth group that hears the Word of God and becomes a "doer" of the Word.  Saving faith is belief in Jesus, but is a belief unto obedience; not just a profession of faith. It is obedience to Jesus and His Word, NOT obedience to any religion.

Luke 8:20-21 And it was told Him by some, who said, "Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see You." 21 But He answered and said to them, "My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it."

James 1:21-22 Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.



Monday, September 19, 2011

Jesus is giving special garments and positions...are you interested?


Somewhere during the tribulation period,  there will be four angels who it was granted to harm the earth and the sea.  I don’t know if these are God’s holy angels, or if they are fallen angels…I would lean toward holy angels that were given the directive to do this.  Even as I write this I can’t help but think that the fallen angels are referred to as demons throughout the New Testament (if I understand correctly), so God probably wouldn’t call them angels in Revelation. In either case, they will harm the earth and the sea, and then another angel will “cry with a loud voice" for them to stop. Revelation7:2 says of this angel, “having the seal of the living God”; which is what got me thinking…didn’t the other four have the ‘seal’?….what is this ‘seal’ if the others are holy angels without the ‘seal’ but this one who “cried out” does have the ‘seal’?

Revelation 7:1-2  After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree. 2 Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea,

Why did the angel say, “do not harm”? It seems as though they were going to continue to harm the earth and the sea, but they are commanded to stop for now….why?  They are to stop until the servants of God are sealed on their foreheads. I don’t know what the seal is, I don’t know if it is literally on their forehead, but it is clear that some form of chaos will cease until this “sealing” is done.  In addition, we know that these servants of God are enduring the tribulation period until this seal happens.

Revelation 7:3  saying, "Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads."

Then we have a seen of total worship around the Throne of God; multitudes no one could number, every tribe and tongue…angels too…but the people were in white robes…why?  We have seen a couple chapters back that the white robes were given to those who have died for their faith in Jesus.  Now we get a little more insight….these people also came out of the Great Tribulation.  More evidence that the believers will be here for the tribulation. But the more amazing insight is that there is a special position for these people.  They will “serve God day and night in the temple”!  I don’t know what the other options for service look like in Heaven, but we know that the white robes are given to martyrs and this special position of serving Him in His temple is also given….so what will it be?....Do you want a white robe and be given the blessing of serving Him day and night?  Just preach Jesus until you are killed for it…are you in?

Revelation 7:9-17 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!" 11 All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying: "Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever. Amen." 13 Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, "Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?" 14 And I said to him, "Sir, you know." So he said to me, "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and 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 dwell among them. 16 They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; 17 for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Hey Christian, who says you get a fun pass?


Jesus made it very clear that his followers should be meek and humble. One of the names He has (and uses in Revelation 6) is the epitome of meekness and humility.

Revelation 6:1  Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, "Come and see."

We just get done seeing in Revelation 5 that there has mourning and weeping because nobody was found worthy to open the scroll; even the “strong angel” could not. Jesus takes the scroll and opens it…yet He is still referred to as the Lamb.  Talk about a lesson in humility for us! He is also called the Lion of Judah…wouldn’t you think that after conquering sin and death He would lose the Lamb title and just go with Lion?...not Jesus.  Our King is still meek and humble, He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Revelation 5:5 But one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals."

John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

For the rest of chapter 6 I can’t be certain what it all means. I could include what some commentaries say, but I am only going to post what I am getting at this point.

We know that Jesus tells John, come and see what must take place, so the “visions” John is given is of what is to come. What can be concluded from these various horses is not perfectly clear to me, but it seems that they represent different periods of time during the end times.

First horse, the white horse went out to conquer; however, this horse has a bow with no arrows. Does that mean he is able to conquer without force?

Revelation 6:2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.

The second horse, the fiery red horse was granted to take peace from the earth. Does that mean that the “stage” of the white horse brought peace to the earth. Of course we know that no lasting peace will happen until Jesus returns, but it seems that the white horse brought about a false peace that was quickly destroyed by the “fiery red horse”. This destruction of peace results in people killing one another. In contrast with the white horse that had a bow with no arrows, this horse had a “great sword”.

Revelation 6:4 Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword.

The third horse, the black horse had a pair of scales. Verse 6 goes on to talk about how much to purchase certain product; which we know from historians that this amount is either not enough, or it is barely enough, for one person to survive. The fact that the verse also says to leave the oil and wine seems to indicate that there will be no luxury items or rejoicing? It seems that the false peace that made way for total chaos has led to complete poverty.

Revelation 6:5-6  When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come and see." So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. 6  And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, "A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine."

The fourth horse, the pale horse was given the power to make things much worse. Death and Hades are coming with the power “given to them”…this is not power they could attain on there own….it was given them to destroy one-fourth of the population through sword, hunger and wild beasts.

Revelation 6:8  So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.

When the fifth seal is broken we see that those killed for their faith in Jesus are calling out for Him to avenge their blood. You can almost see the comforting tone of our King, when He says they should rest a while longer. Why should they rest a while longer? Jesus said it, there are still more left to die for the faith. At this point you must ask a logical question, “if the pre-trib rapture doctrine was Biblical, why would there continually be more dying for the faith?"  Yes, some are coming to the faith during the tribulation period, but where is this leap that the first wave of Christians are gone and now there is a second wave with a different plan? There is not 2 plans, there is one plan and it is a difficult and narrow Way that includes persecution and tribulation for ALL the saints.

Revelation 6:9-11 When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" 11 Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.

After all this the “great day of His wrath” comes and EVERONE is trying to hide their face from Jesus, but there is no place remote enough for the non-believers to go and escape the wrath of Almighty God, King Jesus.

Revelation 6:12-17  I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. 13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. 14 Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. 15 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, 16 and said to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17 For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?"

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Mourning to rejoicing....interested?


I don't know exactly what the scroll is that is referred to in Revelation 5; but we do know from reading the reaction to the scroll that is AMAZING! John wept, because nobody was worthy to open the scroll. This may be the "title deed" to God's creation which symbolizes that only the One that is worthy to open it has legal right to redeem God's creation.''

Revelation 5:1-4 And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2 Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?" 3 And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it.4 So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it.

Then the weeping turned to rejoicing because Jesus took the scroll because He is worthy to redeem. There are two huge points to make in this next set of verses. One-redemption comes only through through the Blood of Jesus. Two- because we are redeemed in His Blood when we repent and put our faith in Him, He makes us priests. DO NOT CONFUSE THIS WITH PRIESTS AS OUR CULTURE HAS COME TO KNOW THEM! When we belong to Christ we are a royal priesthood, God's own special people!

1Pe 2:9-10 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.

Revelation 5:7-10 Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne. 8 Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they sang a new song, saying: "You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, 10 And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth."

We see mourning at the beginning of chapter 5 and this mourning turns to rejoicing! I can't help but think of the parallels of this and the experience of being born again.  Going from spiritual death to spiritual life. I am reminded of the end of chapter seven of Romans that flows in to the beginning of chapter 8. We see a picture of one being broken and hopeless until hope is presented to the one who is broken and of contrite heart.  It is then that their mourning turns to rejoicing.

Be watchful as you read below that this man desires to do the will of God. He is broken over his sin and hates it. He us saying he practices what he hates, but we will see as the verses roll in to chapter 8 that he does not stay there because it is made clear in verses 8 and 9 that those in Christ are not in the flesh any longer, but are instead are in the Spirit....and if they are not, they are not His!

Romans 7:15-8:9  For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. 16  If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good. 17  But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. 18  For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. 19  For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. 20  Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. 21  I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good. 22 For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. 23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin. 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5  For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.

When we are born-again, when we are in the Spirit and the Spirit is in us we will thank, praise and worship Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. What is interesting, however, is that we see here again in Revelation 5 that every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord; except in Revelation 5 we are given even more detail. Not only will every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord, but ALL....EVERY CREATURE...will proclaim that Jesus is worthy of honor, glory and power FOREVER!

Revelation 5:13  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!"