“Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign forever and ever.’ Then the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God, singing, ‘We give you thanks, Lord God Almighty, who are and who were, for you have taken your great power and begun to reign. The nations raged, but your wrath has come, and the time for judging the dead, for rewarding your servants, the prophets and saints and all who fear your name, both small and great, and for destroying those who destroy the earth.’ Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple; and there were flashes of lighting, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail.” Revelation 11:15-19
Our God reigns with authority and power. Our God established and maintains the boundaries for His creation and keeps His promises for all time. While His creation rebels against those boundaries and breaks the God established covenants then seems surprised that God would cast judgment. God’s temple is opened and what is seen but the ark of his covenant – God not only keeps his promises on hand, he keeps his promises. And he does so forever and ever. O that I, you and all would live into those promises as steadfastly, minute by minute, day by day, forever and ever.