I really enjoyed when the church recently did Revelation as a sermon series. Going back over this reading today reminded me of some wonderful truths.
- About who Jesus is (v. 8). The First – He was before all things with God – and the Last – He will be the judge of all. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He was dead (and died for our sins) and rose to life again for our justification.
- Jesus knows everything (v. 9). We must expect challenges and pain in this life as a Christian but Jesus is aware of this and has promised to never leave us.
- Jesus will set things right (v. 10). It may appear that Satan is winning; wickedness and persecution is reigning but do not fear these things. They won’t last and our faith will be strengthened. By persevering we will come out of this with a ‘crown of life’ – a reward of eternal life with Jesus.
It is my prayer that you are as encouraged by these words as I was as you live to witness for Jesus today.