Some years ago when my step dad, still lived; he went back home to the nation of Argentina, to visit his Mom. While he was there, he sent back some post cards of some of the most beautiful places in Argentina.
To yours, truly, he sent back a post card of Iguazu Falls." The Iguazu falls, are among the greatest waterfalls in the world.
And from what I've gathered, the falls are breathtakingly massive." And the falls themselves, border between the nation of Brazil, and Argentina. And both nations claim the falls, as their very own. And who wouldn't? For
anyone who looks at the falls, must think how small we are in comparison.
And with that thought in mind, I thought about the apostle John in Revelation 1:12-19. While on the island of Patmos, he saw a vision of The RISEN CHRIST. The apostle described JESUS in The GLORY of HIS "RESURRECTION," noting both HIS clothing and PHYSICAL appearance, John, said: Then I turned to see The VOICE that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the seven golden lampstands One like The Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. HIS HEAD and HAIR were white like wool, as white as snow, and HIS EYES like a flame of fire; HIS FEET were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and HIS VOICE as the sound of many waters; HE had in HIS Right HAND seven stars, out of HIS MOUTH went a sharp Two-edged SWORD, and HIS countenance was like the sun shinning in its strength. And when I saw HIM, I fell at HIS FEET as dead. But HE laid HIS Right HAND on me, saying to me, "Do not be afraid; I AM The FIRST and I AM The LAST.
I AM HE Who LIVES, and was dead, and behold, I AM alive forevermore. AMEN.
And I have the keys of Hades and of death. Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this.
We each know that many things have taken place, since the day that John saw things that are not lawful to utter. Yet, I am convinced that we are on the verge of seeing the fulfillment all things." For we have One, Who has told us, what HE has already heard from HIS FATHER
I'll tell you, Who!"
Consider John 15:14-17 and Who it is, Who calls us, friends: You are MY friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his MASTER is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from MY FATHER
I have made known to you. You did not choose ME, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask The FATHER in MY NAME
HE may give you. These things I command you, that you LOVE one another.
John described "The VOICE" of The GLORIFIED CHRIST, “as the sound of many waters.” And I couldn't fully appreciate what that meant, until I considered the sound of the Iguazu falls. Only then, could I imagine what the thundering sound of The "VOICE" of The LORD, actually sounds like.
As the "sound of many waters!"
And I don't know about you, but the sound of those "mighty waters" remind me of my own smallness. Right!"
I imagine The LORD'S VOICE,
and I understand, why John fell at The LORD'S FEET, as if dead."
With that said," let me remind you of what The LORD spoke to the apostles, when they asked in Mathew 24:3 "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of YOUR coming, and of the end of the age?
[And being disciples ourselves, we each ought to clearly remember, that not only one sign was given. There were a few!" Let me share them with you, and get your thoughts on them.
Mathew 24: 6-7 reveals them, like this: And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
[Yes, the very beginning of sorrows, Beloved."]
Yet, because The LORD, our GOD, is not willing that any should perish; HE gives us these WORDS from Malachi 3:13-18 speaking directly to those, who words have been harsh against The LORD."
Consider they read: "Your words have been harsh against ME," Says The LORD,
"Yet you say,
'What have we spoken against YOU?'
You have said,
'It is useless to serve GOD;
What profit is it that we have kept HIS ordinance,
And that we have walked as mourners
Before The LORD of hosts?
So now we call the proud Blessed,
For those who do wickedness are raised up;
They even tempt GOD and go free.' "
[But that's not referring to any of us? But here's where we are spoken of, Beloved.]
Then those who feared The LORD spoke to one another,
And The LORD listened and heard them; [Yes, HE hears us, and regards our prayers, Beloved.] So a book of remembrance was written before HIM
For those who fear The LORD
And who meditate on HIS NAME.
"They shall be MINE,"
says The LORD of hosts,
On that Day that I make them MY jewels. And I will spare them
As a man spares his own son who serves him." Then you shall again discern
Between the righteous and the wicked,
Between one who serves GOD
And one who does not serve HIM.
[And so, Brethren,
Can you hear the sound of many waters?"
I can!" And I rejoice in the fact, that we serve HIM, Who first served us; "When HE suffered and died for us, on Calvary's Cross." ✝️
For how else, could HE, JESUS,
be our BOSS?"