When Heaven Stood Still

I am the person who states that I have sixty-six favourite books (yes, the whole Bible) but there is something about Revelation that ”draws me in”

Maybe, it’s the mystery. Maybe, it’s because it’s the whole climax of God’s love story, but there is a particular verse found in Revelation 8:1 that is the real deal, for me!

I have said over time, that there are a few verses which literally ”stop me in my tracks” or, there are some verses that ”take my breath away” or, there is a lot of Scripture that ”gives me goosebumps” because I am visual person, and God has been gracious enough to allow me to ”see” far more than I ever thought possible

Yet, yesterday, as I read Revelation in my quiet time, the verse in 8:1 did all three of the things mentioned above. Yesterday, God showed me an image of Heaven – remaining silent for thirty minutes – and, I cried

This is the part in Scripture that sees Jesus (Who is the only One worthy) open the scroll with the seven seals. Revelation doesn’t explicitly give context to what is actually written because the scroll can’t be read until fully opened. However, after each seal is broken, by Jesus, a specific event happens, which is described by John

Then, when we read that the seventh seal is broken, John says that Heaven goes quiet for around thirty minutes…

Heaven is quiet…

My brain went into overdrive as I saw a myriad of angels who would usually be singing praise to God, day and night, simply stood still. No sound. Just a vacuum of silence

Friends, think about this…when the seventh seal is broken, it literally stops Heaven worshipping God…I believe this is because of the awe of it all

Today, think about this verse. Think about Heaven stopping for thirty minutes. Think about how awe-inspiring it must be, to witness the fullness of God’s plan, of seeing Jesus reign over the earth, come to fruition

God is incredible, and I don’t know about you, but I am excited for what is to come

“When the Lamb broke the seventh seal on the scroll, there was silence throughout heaven for about half an hour.”

Revelation 8:1

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Rebecca Brand

My hearts desire is for everyone to have an intimate relationship with Christ. To hear the voice of God and to experience His presence. Also, to help disciple others to discover their purpose within the body of Christ - through the power of the Holy Spirit.

My God-given dream is to break down barriers within life and the Church as a whole to strengthen and develop relationships within every denomination and bring unity - so that we will collectively raise up together and fulfil the Great Commission, within this lifetime.

I am living proof that no matter what your past was or whatever your life has become - God will use you to fulfil what He created you to do, when you step out in obedience and faith.

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