REVELATION 1:18 < TODAYS KEY WORDS >I AM ALIVE FOREVERMORE>
I am alive forevermore , forevermore is forever , eternity . Jesus the Son Of God is revealing that He lived , died and now lives forevermore , having the keys to Hell and death.
This would scare me a little if I did not know where I was going when I died . However , I fear not , I know the Lord Jesus and trust that I will be with Him forevermore !
Jesus here wants John to know exactly who he is seeing !
I love knowing that whenever I leave this life on earth I have an opportunity to live forevermore , I don’t in my small mind have any idea what exactly that means , but it sure sounds wonderful .
REVELATION 1:17 < TODAYS KEY WORDS > DO NOT BE AFRAID
Do not be afraid : I recently read that the words , do not be afraid , fear not, don’t be afraid , have no fear , ( no need to be afraid ,basically ) is written in the Bible 365 times , I do not know if that is actually an accurate number , but God makes sure we don’t miss that point . One time for each day of the year.
Do not be Afraid !!!!
In yesterdays reading we wondered how John could look at His countenance , now we know, he couldn’t , he fell at His feet as if dead !
I know that God would not want us to be afraid , I believe He would want us to trust in His word that says He is always with us, our comforter and redeemer and that we should not be afraid .
I know because he tells us so in His Holy Word , the Bible .
REVELATION 1:16 > TODAYS KEY WORDS >TWO EDGED SWORD
Sharp two edged sword , oh my , this is a powerful image, one you certainly don’t want to come up against !
We know the One that this is coming from is very , very powerful , we will learn much more about the two edged sword in the coming chapters .
Also note the countenance ( brilliance ) spoken of here , like the sun , we all know that you cannot gaze upon the son with the naked eye, yet here , John was able to do just that .
REVELATION 1:15 < TODAYS KEY WORD > VOICE
We all know voice to mean the sound which comes when we talk! Some are soft-spoken , some voices are loud and boisterous , some voices are so deep , we wonder how beautiful a bass singer that person probably is .
We know that when John tells us here , that HIS voice as the sound of many waters , it is so loud and powerful (like the seas) that no one would miss hearing it .
No one , not even if you were in an arena with 100,000 cheering people of all voice and tone , would you miss hearing this Devine voice .
Now that is WHAT I CALL > LOL ( LIVING OUT LOUD )
REVELATION 1:14 TODAYS KEY WORDS <WHITE AS SNOW >
White as Snow ! I LOVE SNOW . For me there is nothing as beautiful as a silent snowfall here in Leavenworth , WA where I reside . I long for those days , peaceful , quiet, wonderous !
It is quite glorious , my favorite scene on all the earth . I feel a closeness to God on those mornings that is inexplicable .
I can only imagine what John thought when he said, White as Snow. As he had lived his whole life in desert country , with maybe a glimpse of snow on the mountaintops of the Middle East.
For sure ,the scene before his eyes was unlike any he had ever scene , the purity of snow and the intensity of the flames in His eyes
What a vision this must have been for John ! And yet he fears not !
REVELATION 1:13 < TODAYS KEY WORDS > GOLDEN BAND
Here another golden word to describe a band , girded on the the Chest ! Here, John the Apostle is attempting to describe what the, one like the Son Of Man is wearing , a garment down to the feet with (tied , maybe ) with a golden band, Is this golden band , solid gold , is it a rope , maybe a belt of some kind , we arn’t told exactly , yet we know , it is a simple garment , it is not described beyond that .
Faith is like that , I like to explain , FATIH as SIMPLE FAITH , knowing , that Jesus came to earth as a man , lived, died and was resurrected in our behalf , and that he yearns to live in our human heart is a very easy thing to understand . If you yearn for this joy Simple Faith can give , ask Jesus into your heart , confess your sins, and experience a life that will be forever changed , one that will touch others in love , joy , and peace, a life beyond anything you can imagine . SIMPLE FAITH
REVELATION 1:12 < TODAY’S KEY WORD > LAMPSTAND
Lampstands come in all colors , and designs , but I have yet to see a Golden Lampstand , Can you imagine ? The brillance of one lampstand would take your breath away ! Here we read of 7 Golden Lampstands. I am quite sure we would be unable to speak at all when gazing on these. Earthy beauty is one thing, Heavenly beauty is a whole different thing , I don’t know about you all , but I cannot wait to see that kind of beauty!
REVELATION 1:11 > TODAYS KEY WORD >SEVEN
SEVEN: . We know that the word seven or number 7 is Gods number , meaning completeness , or complete! In the next few chapters in the Book Of Revelation you will see the number seven ALOT . The first you hear it here, in 1:11, as it refers to the letters to be written to the seven churches.
As you follow along in the reveling of Gods word ,you swiftly see that this number is very important in our study .
Just think about how important this number is , it is the number of days of the week.
God created the world in 6 days and on number 7 rested .
REVELATION 1:10 > TODAYS KEY WORDS >THE LORDS DAY
THE LORDS DAY >
I try to make every day the Lords day, try as I might, many days I fail at that . We all fall short of the Glory of God , we all make mistakes, we all fail every day at honoring our Lord and Savior . Yet, God still loves us , each and every one with more love than we can ever imagine. If we could all know that ,what a wonderful world it would be . I get up each day and do my best to honor God , not just one day a week , but every day . Try it , see if it makes a difference in your life !
REVELATION 1:9 > TODAYS KEY WORDS :TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST
TESTIMONY ! Many times I am asked just exactly what do you mean by testimony? This is your story, usually one of the most important stories you have to tell , it is the story that often times changes lives , It is so very important to share your testimony with others , I have seen my story give a single Mom hope . With tears in their eyes , I can see hope rising as I share my testimony. How much greater is the testimony of our Lord Jesus Christ !