Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | September 1, 2015

“Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”

Today’s devotion comes from 1 Chronicles Chapter 2.  Here is a link to this chapter – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Chronicles+2&version=NASB

I quote only the first two verses.

“These are the sons of Israel:  Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad and Asher.”  1 Chronicles 2:1-2.

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Only a remnant of the sons of Israel would be saved.  Romans 9:27-28.  In comparison to the number of Gentiles who would be saved, it is a remnant.  Nevertheless, it is a substantial and perfect number, and they are not second class citizens of heaven, but rather they are precious in God’s sight and they are part of that “great multitude” of Jews and Gentiles, one body of the saved, the true church, from “every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues”.

“4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred and forty-four thousand sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel:

5 from the tribe of Judah, twelve thousand were sealed, from the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand, from the tribe of Gad twelve thousand, 6 from the tribe of Asher twelve thousand, from the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand, from the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand, 7 from the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand, from the tribe of Levi twelve thousand, from the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand, 8 from the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand, from the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand, from the tribe of Benjamin, twelve thousand were sealed.

9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands;  10 and they cry out with a loud voice, saying,

Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”  Revelation 7:4-10.

What is more consistent with this Scripture?

Other doctrine which haphazardly places salvation in the hands of man in accordance with his alleged freewill?

Or, Reformed Doctrine which perfectly places salvation in the hands of “our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb”?


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