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!