Christ Comforts His Servants
"They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
- Revelation 7:16-17, emphasis added
Jesus shows His love by comforting His servants after all their troubles. In the Great Tribulation, they will be hungry and thirsty, and the sun will scorch them. But in the midst of their suffering, the Spirit of God will draw them, and the Tribulation evangelists will then point them to the Messiah. After Jesus Christ saves them, they will be killed by the Antichrist. What will Jesus do then? He will comfort them. There is nothing like the comforting love of someone who truly cares for us!
Jesus also shows His love by refreshing His servants with His presence. The Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them by leading them to living fountains of waters. God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Can you see all the elements of His loving provision? He is with them, shepherding them, and refreshing them!
The Comforting Voice of Jesus: It is just like our Lord to speak to us when we need Him the most. His tender "Fear not!" can calm the storms in our hearts regardless of the circumstances around us. (Emphasis added in the verses below.)
- Abraham heard His comforting voice: The word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward" (Genesis 15:1).
- Isaac heard His comforting voice: The Lord appeared to him ... and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham; do not fear, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for My servant Abraham's sake" (Genesis 26:24).
- Jacob heard His comforting voice: So He said, "I am God, the God of your father; do not fear to go down to Egypt, for I will make of you a great nation there" (Genesis 46:3).
- King Jehoshaphat heard His comforting voice: "Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God's.... Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord ... ! ‘Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you'" (2 Chronicles 20:15, 17b).
- Daniel heard His comforting voice: "Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words." ... And he said, "O man greatly beloved, fear not! Peace be to you; be strong, yes, be strong!" (Daniel 10:12, 19).
- Mary heard His comforting voice: The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God" (Luke 1:30).
- Peter heard His comforting voice: Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men" (Luke 5:10b).
- Paul heard His comforting voice: Now the Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, "Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not keep silent; for I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you; for I have many people in this city" (Acts 18:9-10).
Because the Lord prepares His people for troubles, we can see the love of Jesus in all these verses. And you, too, can likewise experience the comfort of God's Son. The next time you feel alone and defeated, meditate on how the Lord ministered to these saints.
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