“For This Reason” I Am A Minister To The Lord
Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne:
“Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, ‘These who are clothed in the white robes, who are they, and where have they come from?’ I said to him, ‘My lord, you know.’ And he said to me, ‘These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. For this reason, they are before the throne of God; and they serve Him day and night in His temple; and He who sits on the throne will spread His tabernacle over them.’”
According to this passage of Scripture, what is the one and only “reason” why these redeemed saints “are before the throne of God; and they serve Him day and night in His temple?” It is simply and fully this, “they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”
Because of being cleansed in and of the blood of the Lamb, that’s THE reason why these saints are ministering to the Lord continually.
This is the precise and exact same reason for me right now. It is because of my Savior’s precious and redeeming New Covenant blood, the blood of the sacrificial lamb shed on my behalf; “For this reason” alone, I am living before Him as a priest in His presence, each day, and it is a joy to know I can freely minister in His presence day and night.
We are, as Christians, all saved by the blood of the Lamb and we have all been purchased by this same blood specifically to be God’s present day kingdom of priests, ministering to our Lord.
Remember, it was the living beings in heaven, who “fell down before the Lamb” (Revelation 5:8) and declared, “Worthy are You to take the book and to break the seals; for you were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth” (Revelation 5:9-10).