Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Prophecy about The Others

Last part of this week's series ...

I credit my pastor, Pete Hise of Quest Community Church in Lexington, KY, with the idea for this blog entry.


I love white.

Crisp white hotel sheets, beckoning me to an indulgent night's sleep.

Starched white blouse, paired with khakis and ballet flats, make me feel soooo Jackie-O.

Plush white towels comfort my taut skin after deep cleansing.

White wax candles flicker, whispering romance.

And my Eskimo dog's soft white fur ... just another reason to bury my face and cuddle and feel happy.


But there's actually another reason I love white -- the top reason.

White is in a prophecy, a prophecy that is yet to be fulfilled.

About whom is the prophecy?

It's about The Others.

If you have trouble with one group of people, if you shudder when they enter the doors of your church, if you gain certain pleasure in snubbing them, judging them, feeling superior to them ... it might behoove you to take a second look at those feelings.

Because when all is said and done, The Others will be together, as one, worshiping.

Here's what Revelation 7: 9-17 says:

"After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice:
'Salvation belongs to our God,
who sits on the throne,
and to the Lamb.'
All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying:
Praise and glory
and wisdom and thanks and honor
and power and strength
be to our God for ever and ever.
Then one of the elders asked me, 'These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?'
I answered, 'Sir, you know.'
And he said, 'These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore,
'they are before the throne of God
and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them.
Never again will they hunger;
never again will they thirst.
The sun will not beat upon them,
nor any scorching heat.
For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd;
he will lead them to springs of living water.
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.'"

So how do you feel about your group of Others?

What are you going to do about it?


  1. Hallelujah! My spine tingles when I picture ALL of us wearing white robes washed in the blood of the Lamb! All the ends of the earth will be joined together at the throne of God. I can hardly wait!!!!

  2. ...i like it when you step on my toes like that.........uh...you know what i mean....