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God Shall Wipe

May 20, 2018


God Shall Wipe

In this world, we suffer.     Sometimes we suffer  as a result  of our own sins.     Suffering can come from physical problems,  job problems,  family problems,  the persecution Christians around the world face,  and even from a Christian’s great love  for the unsaved.

A great love  for the unsaved  often results  in tribulation.     Tribulation is the intense misery and distress  one experiences  in a great sorrow.     It becomes a severe trial  as one observes a loved one nonchalantly disregard all  of God’s word.     Many such tribulations are mentioned  throughout the Bible.

Moses had to try and lead Israel  as they strayed after idols  and even threatened  to kill him.     Isaiah,  Jeremiah,  Ezekiel,  Daniel,  Hosea,  Paul,  Peter,  John,  and many other children of God  were deeply distressed  regarding the people they wanted  to see saved.     Many of these even lost their own lives,  just because they preached God’s word.     It didn’t seem to matter  how much they loved the people  they wanted to save.     Those people simply didn’t care  about being saved.     They were proud enough  to think God had to save them  because, at least they weren’t as bad  as someone else they knew.     ( Really?! )

In Revelation chapter 7 is presented a question  about who  all the people dressed in white  and standing around the throne  of God were.    Verses 14-17 tells us  about the people  in white.

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  shall spread His tabernacle  over them.     They shall hunger no more,  neither thirst any more,  neither shall the sun beat down on them,  nor any heat;  for the Lamb  in the center of the throne  shall be their shepherd,  and shall guide them  to springs  of the water of life;  and God shall wipe every tear  from their eyes.

The people dressed in white are considered  pure and clean  because the blood of Jesus  has cleansed them  of all their sins.     Because they love the Lord  and because they suffered greatly  in their desire  for the salvation of others, they are now  under the eternal protection  of the Lord God Almighty.     They will no longer have suffering  of any sort  because Jesus will shepherd them  and “guide them  to springs  of the water of life.”     Their love and faithfulness  will no longer be under stress and tribulation,  but they shall have the peace  of being with God eternally.     They will have the water of life — Jesus,  as their relief  for all eternity.

And,  greatest of wonders — “God shall wipe  every tear  from their eyes.”     They won’t be crying and trying  to wipe away their own tears,  while sitting  in the misery  of their tribulations.     God Himself will comfort them  and wipe away  their every tear.     God will set everything right  in their hearts and minds  so that they will be  in peace and comfort  with no more tears  and no more concerns.

Knowing the greatness  of the salvation we have  in Christ Jesus,  we will continue  in tribulations and trials  on this earth as we share God’s word.     We will continue  to love and care  for the lost — and seek their salvation.     When we finally reach our heavenly home  and are under God’s protective care,  “God shall wipe  every tear.”     We can trust Him today  to take care  of our every need here.

Looking forward  to being with our Lord,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  You carry us through  our every tribulation here  and lead us  to our heavenly home.     Blessed be  Your eternal love.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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