Thought For Today
Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.
Revelation 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. A-men'.
Revelation 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, A-men'.
Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
I think Revelation is an awesome book! I read the book of Revelation and try to imagine myself in John's place as God revealed these things to him! It had to be a great experience. Read the book of Revelation and try to imagine yourself in John's place! I have come to appreciate John's ability to write about what he saw!
Revelation 1:5 Is telling us that this is the testimony of Jesus Christ!
In Revelation 1:2 it explains that this is the testimony of Jesus Christ! Jesus is the most faithful witness, although Jesus was the Son of God, he was also a human being, he was a man just like you and me (daughters of God included) he had feelings just like us, he was tempted by human desires, wants, needs, and lusts, just as we are daily, but Jesus overcame these things of the flesh to become God's most faithful witness! And by his complete faithfulness, and his perfect sinless life (Jesus sinned not) he became the first begotten of the dead, God raised him up after his death, God restored life back into his body, his fleshly body was dead and God put life back into it! Thus making him the first of many that God will resurrect from the grave!!
And by Jesus' unselfish act of dying for the sins of the world we too will be seen by God as sinless because Jesus took on our sins for us! Jesus has become the prince of the kings of the earth, the kings of the earth being every born again christian that will confess Jesus is Lord. Jesus will reign over the earth as king upon his final return, we will lay our crowns before him because he is the King of kings, and the Lord of lords! We will crown Jesus our King!
He gave his earthly life for us so that our sins could be washed away by his blood, when God looks at us what he sees is a righteous soul protected by the blood of his only begotten son!
Revelation 1:6 is again talking about us being kings, and priest unto God and his Father. We will crown Jesus King over us which will make him King of kings!
Revelation 1:7 Jesus will return the same way he left, and that is in the clouds! And when that Great, and Glorious day happens, every eye will see him, and they will know who he is! Those that have not made themselves ready will be surprised, and will be left to wail because they will know that Jesus has returned for his church, and they were not a part of it!
In Revelation 1:8 It plainly tells us who Jesus is: I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Make sure you are ready to stand before God with a pure heart, because no man knows when he cometh!