We have been seeing that the book of Revelation contains seven different perspectives on Christ's return. These perspectives run parallel in time to each other. So far we've seen:
Chap 1-3: Christ's message to His church: Begins with Christ appearing with seven lampstands, and ends with Christ sitting down victorious on His Father's throne (3:21)
Chap 4-7: The seven seals: Begins with the four horsemen being sent out (perhaps at the fall of Adam?) and ends with the Lamb at the center of the throne and God wiping away every tear (7:16-17).
Chap 8-11: Begins with the seven angels being sent out with trumpets to warn mankind of God's judgment, and ends with God's temple in heaven being opened and the Ark of the Covenant being revealed (11:19).
Chapter 11 tells of the temple being measured out. As we read this in context, we can see that the temple represents God's people - His Church. The fact that it is being measured off indicates that the Church will be spared from the full effects of the trumpet blasts which violently warn of God's judgment and the doom of unrepentant sinners.
v15 forms an excellent summary of the book of Revelation, and it is our memory verse for this week.
Prayer For The Day: Once again, dear Father, I thank you for loving me enough to share this vision with me. Thank you for making me part of your Church, and for saving me from your coming wrath through the blood of Jesus Christ. In His name I pray, Amen.