Revelation 11:16 & 17
And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before
God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying: 'We give thanks to you, Lord God
Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have
begun to reign.'
Now, we see the elders (leaders of the twelve tribes and the twelve
apostles) in worship. They are thanking God for the fact that He is finally reigning on
earth. We each should ask ourselves a serious question which is "Will I rejoice when
Jesus comes to reign or will I be sad at the passing of the old way?" If Jesus is the
Lord of your life (reigning) now, it will be a celebration but, if you are still trying
to do things your own way, you may be sad at the thought of giving up control because
that will no longer be an option.