23 September 2020 – Revelation 11:15 (NIV)

23 September 2020 – Revelation 11:15 (NIV)


15 The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said:

“The kingdom of the world has become
    the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah,
    and he will reign for ever and ever.”


This highly symbolic verse in Revelation points to the power of speaking God’s truth. As we bear witness to God’s transforming love and grace, the Holy Spirit works through us to “devour our enemies.” This, of course, does not suggest a literal and violent attack on people who might oppose us – Christ’s commandment to love our enemies is still valid. Rather, it highlights the power of God’s goodness to overcome evil. God’s love destroys the world’s hate; His grace is more powerful than man’s condemnation; and His holiness conquers the sin that keeps us from Him. As such, this verse is call to receive His power in our witness to the world, but that power is not meant to hurt, destroy or diminish the people He loves (even those who may not yet know Him). God’s power is rooted in love and our witness is as undeserving recipients of that love so that we can express it to the world in word and deed.

Thoughts for the day

  • What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
  • What does this passage tell you about humanity?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
  • Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.


God, You still see the painful realities of this world. God, You see. Please let the displaced people of the world know that they are seen. And help us to see them.

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Charlie Engelmann currently serving his third term as an elder of SCF. He is the director of Pepperdine University's Shanghai residential program and has lived in China on and off since 2001. He and his wife, Judith, have three kids: Ethan, Evangeline and EJ.