Revelation 15 Lesson

What must I do to be saved?

As we get closer to the end of the Book of Revelation, we are also nearing the end of the seven-year period known as the Great Tribulation.

Chapter 15 contains two significant events that we will highlight for today’s lesson:

  1. Seven angels are sent out from heaven to carry out God’s supreme judgment.   These angels will pour out the seven bowls of the wrath of God and the seven plagues.   We will read more about these in the coming chapters.     
  2. There is a gathering of the saints on a sea of glass before the Throne of God.   These are people that, “Have victory over the Beast.”   Many believe these to be those who will be martyred during the Great Tribulation.   John writes about how these people were holding harps and singing songs of praise to God.     

These two bullet points should give us pause to think.   When our lives are over, do we want to receive God’s wrath or His mercy?   Here in Chapter 15, we see two diametrically opposed groups.   The first will experience unfathomable hardships; the second will be with God and Jesus forever in heaven.  

As we read about the severity of God’s wrath, we need to evaluate our lives and ask ourselves, “What must I do to be saved?”

The great news for us is that the Bible tells us exactly what we need to do!

WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?

  1. Believe in Jesus. “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.” – Acts 16:31. 
  2. Confess our belief in Him. “For with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.” – Romans 10:10. 
  3. Repent (turn away from) of our sins. “Unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” – Luke 13:3. 
  4. Be baptized. Baptism now saves you—not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience—through the resurrection of Jesus Christ .” – 1 Peter 3:21 and “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. ” – Mark 16:16. 
  5. Obey God’s commandments. “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. – Mathew 7:21. 

As we study God’s word, now is the perfect time to reexamine our priorities, and recommit ourselves to following Jesus. If there are any items in the above list that we have not done, now is the time to act! The following scripture warns us not to delay getting our souls right with God:

  • “For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord is coming just like a thief in the night.  While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction will come upon them like labor pains upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.  But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness, so that the day would overtake you like a thief; for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness; so then, let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.  For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who are drunk, get drunk at night.  But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation.  For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him.  Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up, just as you also are doing.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:2-11.

We will conclude today’s lesson with Solomon’s quote from the Book of Ecclesiastes:

“The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.” – Ecclesiastes 12:13.

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Do you agree with the (5) bullet points and what we must do to be saved? Is there anything you would change (please support with scripture)?

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John

I am trying to leave a comment for every chapter post in Revelation tonight. What a great way to spend a few hours. I hope others will comment as well. I'd love to hear your thoughts. It sounds peaceful to be on the sea of glass with harps. Much better than those facing God's wrath.

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