Deuteronomy 3, Psalm 85, Isaiah 31, Revelation 1

Deuteronomy 3:24

Years ago J.B. Phillips wrote a popular book titled Your God is Too Small.  His stated purpose for writing the book was to "expose the inadequate conceptions of God which still linger" and "suggest ways in which we can find the real God for ourselves."

Moses didn't need to read Mr. Phillips' book.  He had met and experienced the "real" LORD GOD from the burning bush until the day he made this request.  The list of those who have seen and experienced more of God's activity in the world would be very short indeed.  Stop and think of all that God had spoken and done through Moses.  After that exercise, can you imagine Moses making this statement?  "O LORD GOD, you have only begun to show your servant your greatness and your mighty hand."  The old saying "You ain't seen nothing yet" would be a good description of Moses' view of God.

This morning as I write this, my perspective of God is too small.  I am embarrassed to admit I limit the Sovereign LORD GOD.  Revelation 1 reminded me of this fact.  We ain't seen nothing yet!  We will see Jesus just as John did.  Revelation promises there is so much yet to come!  He is coming with the clouds, every eye will see Him, every knee will bow, and every tongue confess that Jesus is LORD GOD.

My God and my Father, forgive me.  I know Moses is correct.  You have only begun to show Your greatness and mighty hand.  I confess my lack of expectation of what You are doing and what You have yet to do.  Holy Spirit, please stir within me an anticipation worthy of my Sovereign LORD GOD.

Revelation 1:3

"Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near."

As you read this first chapter of Revelation, notice the descriptions and names of Jesus.  It will be worth your time to keep a list or highlight them as you study this book.  I promise this will expand your understanding of who you worship and serve.  Please pray with me that the fullness of these names and descriptions of Jesus Christ our Lord will increase our knowledge and love of our Savior and our God.

Jesus, send Your Spirit to teach as we read Your instruction to John.  We want to be those who are blessed by this prophecy.  Please give us ears to hear because we know the time is near.

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