On 4th of July alone, Americans consume 150 million hot dogs. Cheap hot dogs are a very little bit of meat & a whole lot of additives that are not good for you. Our next Judge (Jephthah) is a lot like many American Christians who have a very little bit of the meat of Christian faith with a whole lot of really bad additives from our culture poisoning their lives.
What is the absolutely best thing about the Christian life? It is discovering and enjoying the presence of God! Today we meet a couple who encounter the presence of God and their lives are never the same. The more you hang out in the throne room of the powerful and personal King of the Universe, the more you’ll be satisfied and the less you’ll be intimidated by life.
The first century church was living in a land of Dragons. It was difficult to be a Christian and they were struggling with two main things. They struggled with suffering and the temptation to compromise. Jesus gives this revelation to show that there is victory (nike) in the midst of all they are going through. It is found in Him. This grand finale of the Revelation not only rounds off this book, but the whole Bible itself.