Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


March 28, 2011

"Who was, who is, who is to come..."  Repeatedly in the Revelation this phrase tells us about our God.  Past-Present-Future.  But also in the vision is what is no more; past tense.

Your merchants were the world's important people.  By your magic spell all the nations were led astray.  In her was found the blood of prophets and of God's people, of all who have been slaughtered on the earth.

                                                                                                                                 - Revelation 18:23,24 TNIV 

We're told of the fall of Babylon, apparently, a symbol of some great civilization, a nation of greatest glory, but one who hated the things of God.  Note: it's past tense.  "Who was!"
Why tell us such things?  Why such a vision?  We can't be sure, but surely...the vision points us not to "who was," but the one "Who was, who is, and who is to come."  We are a people who get confused in what and whom we worship.  Let's make sure we worship not "Babylon the Great," but "the one who was, who is, and who is to come," The Lord Jesus Christ.
Dale Patterson