Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. (Revelation 1:4-5)
Text: Revelation 1-2; Isaiah 56
In the introductory passage of Revelation, we find words of blessing:
We see Jesus here as “the faithful witness” Jesus is the one who reveals. We see him as “the firstborn from the dead” – Jesus as our risen redeemer. And we see Him as “ruler”. Jesus makes it possible for us to see and know God. He makes it possible for us to be close to God, forgiven and granted everlasting life. And He will one day rule over all in a beautiful kingdom yet to come free from evil and filled with perfect love. Praise Jesus! Draw near to Him. Love Him with all your heart.
in Him, Mike