In 1992, intergalactic rap/rock trio better known as The Beastie Boys hit the charts with their single "So What'cha Want".

A few stanzas into this hypnotic rhyme fest we hear what appears to be a nod towards one of the more popularized and highly prophetic books of the Bible.

Along with this reference, the entertainers also pose an intriguing question embedded into these lyrics. See what you make of both.

"I said, 'Where'd you get your information from, ' huh? You think that you can front when revelation comes?"

Without knowing in fact whether or not these lyricists were making a direct reference to the book of Revelation from the Bible, one passage, however, that comes to this writer's mind originates from the first chapter in this prophetic volume.

Revelation chapter 1, verse 7 says this:
"Behold, [he] is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen."

The "he" in this verse and throughout the book of Revelation is none other than Jesus Christ Himself.

The return of Christ will have such an effect on the entire world that sheer terror will come upon those who have not only pierced him but to them also that have not repented.

However, for the redeemed, their joy will be magnified upon bearing witness to the promised return of the church's beloved Bridegroom.

It will be a time also when the Lamb's book of life is opened and for anyone whose names are not written in this book, there will be no more excuses, no more hoping to see if our good can somehow outweigh our bad, and no more trivializing of our sins that we have committed.

As we stand before the judgment seat of Christ, the Alpha and the Omega, Who is the beginning and the end, will declare in that moment, "It is done!" (Rev.21:6).

To the thirsty, He "will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life" (v.6). And to those who are victorious, they will inherit all this, and He will be their God and they will be His children (v. 7).

"But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars", the Bible warns, "shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone” (v.8). This is also known as the second death.

Nevertheless, the good news is this: God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. He demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were yet still sinners, Christ died for us. And though the wages of sin is death, the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

With all that is going on in the world today, the increase in wickedness and the hearts of men growing cold toward one another, let us encourage each other to pause for a moment and check our own head so to speak. While we are at it, we may want to check our own soul as well.

For in response to that question posed by the musicians in the aforementioned song at the start of this post, I'd like to believe that if the apostle John, who penned the book of Revelation, could speak to the depth and perception of Christ's return in modern terms he just might affirm by declaring: "Yeah, you can't front on that".


Indeed you cannot.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

Run to win,
Den

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