THE SERVANT GENERAL
CALLED TO A HOLY LIFE - 2
The book of Revelation gives us a glimpse of heaven, and attunes
our minds to the end of time. Then, we will come face to face
with our Lord. “Then I looked and there was the Lamb
standing on Mount Zion” (Rv 14:1a). The elect “were
singing a new hymn before the throne” (Rv 14:3a). Now
here is the important truth: “No one could learn this
hymn except the hundred and forty-four thousand who had been
ransomed from the earth.” (Rv 14:3c).
are those? “These are they who were not defiled with
women; they are virgins and these are the ones who follow
the Lamb wherever he goes.” (Rv 14:4a). Who are those?
They are those who live pure, and who have given their lives
to Jesus and follow him wholeheartedly.
all want to make it to heaven. Here is the question: “Who
may go up the mountain of the Lord? Who can stand in his holy
place?” (Ps 24:3). Here is the answer: “The clean
of hand and pure of heart” (Ps 24:4a). So what should
we do? We should live pure. “On their lips no deceit
has been found; they are unblemished.” (Rv 14:5).
after a fruitful life on earth, we will have our eternal reward.
“He will receive blessings from the Lord, and justice
from his saving God.” (Ps 24:5). Jesus won for us our
salvation. This is what we deserve as children of God. Let
us indeed make sure that we are deserving.