Rev. 15:2 And I saw, as it were, a sea of glass mixed with fire; and those who had come off victorious from the beast and from his image, and from the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, holding harps of God.
Years ago My husband Gary and I and the kids went to Rough River for the Weekend and stayed in a cabin by the lake. In the morning, I got up and went outside to pray by the lake (Rough River). It was so good to be outside with Jesus. There were no interruptions. I felt so close to Him.
The next morning, I was so excited to go back down to the lake and pray, but it was pouring down rain and it was our last day there. I was so disappointed. There was a closed in porch on the end of the cabin. So I went there.
I kept praying, but was so sad. I could not understand why the Lord would make it rain. I could hear raindrops hitting the leaves on the trees, and I thought It was still raining. But I went down to the lake any way.
On the way I noticed it was not raining. The noise was raindrops falling from the tops of the trees. It was still very cloudy. I started getting very happy and sorry for questioning the Lord.
When I got to the lake, there was no one in sight, no boats, no birds, just a beautiful sight to behold. I just stood there not understanding what I was seeing. The lake was so beautiful. All I could do was stand there. I knew the Lord was speaking to me. But I did not know until I got home a bit later.
Before one of the songs I played at home, the singer read Rev. 15:2, and then I knew the Lord was showing me a sea of glass. I was so happy. I thought I was already victorious. Now I look back and see how my life has been a Rough River with many changes I never would have chosen for myself.
He is the creator. I am still in the process of becoming a new creation in Christ. When you give your life to the Lord, He takes it wiping away all the sins letting us start over with a clean slate. We are really born again into the supernatural realm of His love. mercy and grace.
His ways are not our ways. And so we are brought into his school of trials and victories, battles and death to sin and self.
When you do give your life as a sacrifice to Jesus, He comes in your heart and makes changes. Only then do you know that it is no sacrifice, but only for your good and wellbeing. He will always make our life better if we let Him.
When he tells us to resist the devil and deny self, we learn to stop feeding problems and temptations so they will die. If you have a pet you must feed him to keep him alive. So with with sin and selfish ways. If we stop giving in to them , they die, and we are victorious.
Life is short and this is the only time we will be tested to see what we want. The Lord does not want robots and will not force people to love Him. Our eyes are not privileged on this earth to see the greatness of His beauty and love or we would quickly choose Him. In heaven we will see Him as He is and wish we had done more on earth for Him.
The sea of glass is a symbol of peace and perfect calm and stillness in a life lived for God, while enduring the trials of life. Jesus must have first place in your heart. If He does you will be at peace. The opposite of peace is agitation, anxiety, fretfulness or ripples in the heart.
Phil. 4:6 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your requests to God.” We simply cannot do this by ourselves. We need the power of the Holy Spirit. Prayer is always the answer.
11Peter 3:14 says, “…be diligent that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot and blameless.” He paid the price for us to have all we need in every way, in every trial. He is expecting us to believe Him. If He is our protector and He knows every tomorrow, why should we fear? We are to trust His promise to us.
The evidence of faith is peace and rest. Help us Lord Jesus to be at rest awaiting Your return!