Revelation 1:5

Who Can You Believe?

11/24/2019

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Do you ever wonder who you can believe? One person says one thing and another claims the opposite. Yes, it can sometimes be difficult to know who to believe, but not in the case of Jesus’s words.  Revelation 1:5 describes Jesus Christ as “the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood-” Jesus is a faithful witness. A witness of what? He witnessed to us about heaven, His Father, about angels, crowns of righteousness awaiting believers, resurrection bodies, thrones, powers, kingdoms, the judgment seat, forgiveness, redemption, His Father’s house, and about Satan. Jesus testified about the fact that Abraham, Noah, Moses, and Jonah were real people and the Old Testament is true. Our confidence in the Bible and its teachings solidly rests on Christ because He is a faithful witness to us that they are true.

Lord Jesus, we praise You, the faithful WITNESS! Thank You for the confidence we have in the Bible and You because of Your Word.

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When You Put Your Head On Your Pillow Tonight

10/09/2019

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Do you sometimes wonder what our world and the future hold? Revelation 1:5 gives us great comfort because it tells us this: “Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the RULER of the KINGS of the EARTH.” In other words, it reminds us to look heavenward in confidence to the Christ who is RULER of the  KINGS of the EARTH. While things may seem, or actually be,  chaotic under different earthly rulers; there is ONE supreme RULER whose reign has no end and who reigns with justice and with mercy. If you’re a believer, you’re a citizen of Christ’s kingdom. That’s good to remember when you put your head on your pillow tonight.

Lord Jesus Christ, what a glorious blessing to know that this world is not spinning out of control. YOU are the enthroned, RULER of the kings of the earth

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Who Can You Believe?

12/29/2018

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Do you ever wonder who you can believe? One person says one thing and another claims the opposite. Yes, it can sometimes be difficult to know who to believe, but not in the case of Jesus’s words.  Revelation 1:5 describes Jesus Christ as “the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood-” Jesus is a faithful witness. A witness of what? He witnessed to us about heaven, His Father, about angels, crowns of righteousness awaiting believers, resurrection bodies, thrones, powers, kingdoms, the judgment seat, forgiveness, redemption, His Father’s house, and about Satan. Jesus testified about the fact that Abraham, Noah, Moses, and Jonah were real people and the Old Testament is true. Our confidence in the Bible and its teachings solidly rests on Christ because He is a faithful witness to us that they are true.

Lord Jesus, we praise You, the faithful WITNESS! Thank You for the confidence we have in the Bible and You because of Your word.

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When You Put Your Head On Your Pillow Tonight

10/19/2018

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Do you sometimes wonder what our world and the future hold? Revelation 1:5 gives us great comfort. It reminds us to look heavenward in confidence to the RULER OF THE KINGS OF THE EARTH. While things may seem, or actually be,  chaotic under different earthly rulers; there is ONE supreme eternal RULER whose reign has no end, and who reigns with justice and with mercy. If you’re a believer, you’re a citizen of Christ’s kingdom. That’s good to remember when you put your head on your pillow tonight.

Lord Jesus Christ, what a glorious blessing to know that this world is not spinning out of control. YOU are the enthroned, RULER of the kings of the earth

“Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the RULER of the KINGS of the EARTH.”

Revelation 1:5

Praise to the Lord, our WITNESS

12/21/2017

“Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood-”

 Revelation 1:5

Jesus is a witness. A witness of what, we might ask. He testified to us about heaven, His Father, about the angels in heaven, crowns of righteousness awaiting believers, resurrection bodies, thrones, powers, kingdoms, the judgment seat, forgiveness, redemption, His Father’s house, and even about the reality of Satan. Jesus testified about the fact that Abraham, Noah, Moses, and Jonah were real people and that the Old Testament is true. Our confidence in the Bible and its teachings rests on the faithful witness of Christ Jesus.

Lord Jesus, we praise You, the faithful WITNESS! Thank You for the confidence we have in the Bible and in You because of Your word.

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Praise to the RULER of the KINGS of the EARTH

10/09/2017

“Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the RULER of the KINGS of the EARTH.”

Revelation 1:5

Do you sometimes wonder about our world and what the future holds? Revelation 1:5 gives us great comfort. It reminds us to look heavenward in confidence to the RULER OF THE KINGS OF THE EARTH. While things may seem (or be) chaotic in regard to the rulers of our earth; there is ONE who supreme RULER. He reigns with justice and mercy. All praise to our Heavenly King!

Lord Jesus Christ, what a glorious blessing to know that this world is not spinning out of control. YOU are enthroned, RULER of the kings of the earth

Praise the PRINCE of KINGS

09/04/2017

“And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, 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 1:5 KJV

One day, Jesus is returning and it will be a glorious day. Mouths who have cursed Him will be closed. Skeptics who have mocked Him will be shamed. Rulers who ignored Him will bow low.  Today is a day of prayer. I invite you to take a few moments to worship Jesus, the Prince of the kings of the earth.

Heavenly Father and Prince Jesus Christ, ruler of the kings of earth, we smile in celebration of You. We glory in You. We anticipate Your return with joy. Our hearts overflow in praise. We ask for Your tender mercy on all who are alone, cold, hungry, and suffering. Thank You for the day You will restore the world in righteousness; for the glorious day of Your return.

Praise to the FAITHFUL WITNESS

11/11/2016

“Jesus Christ, the FAITHFUL WITNESS, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood-”

 Revelation 1:5

Can God rely on us?  In other words, when we’re not at church and are questioned about a practice that isn’t culturally popular, can God trust us to be faithful to His Word? Or, do we give in to fitting in?

Jesus was a FAITHFUL WITNESS. There was never a question about whether or not He would be reliable. He told it like it was; even when His words weren’t popular.

He was a FAITHFUL WITNESS concerning…

Noah, other Biblical saints…(who were real, not metaphors), His second coming.  

He was a faithful witness about Jonah, again – not a metaphor – but a real person to whom Jesus referred.

When we say we’re a Christian, we’re saying we’re a follower of Jesus; which means we believe His witness; that there is a heaven and hell, there is judgement and forgiveness, He died for our sins and rose three days later, He’s coming again.

Our confidence rests on the FAITHFUL WITNESS of Christ Jesus. Do we believe and follow that to which He testified? Are we a faithful witnesses of Christ’s word in our generation?

Lord Jesus, we praise You, God’s faithful WITNESS. Thank You for the confidence we have in the Bible and on which we stand because of Your witness.

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Praise to the Lord Who RELEASED US

08/20/2016

 “…Jesus Christ, … To Him who loves us and RELEASED US from our sins by His blood–” 

 Revelation 1:5

There are many things from which we might like to be released. We might like to be released from the burden of our taxes. We might like to be released from financial obligations. We might like to be released from the hospital. We might like to be released from a burdensome job. We might like to be released from a commitment. We might like to be released from a grudge someone holds toward us. But, ahh, take a deep breath. Take a moment and ponder what it means that Jesus Christ has RELEASED us from our sins. The Greek word RELEASE means to set free one bound with chains. Ponder even more deeply that our RELEASE came at the cost of Jesus’s life. With a grateful heart, we give genuine thanks to Him. True, we may have other things from which we would love to be released. But today we can be thankful, truly thankful for being RELEASED from our sins. 

Lord Jesus Christ, our minds can’t get around the tremendous gift of salvation You purchased for us with Your blood. We love You, THANK YOU, and praise You for RELEASING US FROM OUR SINS!  You are a great and loving Savior!

 

 

RELEASED US

11/28/2013

 “…Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood–” 

 Revelation 1:5

There are many things from which we might like to be released. We might like to be released from the burden of our taxes. We might like to be released from financial obligations. We might like to be released from the hospital. We might like to be released from jail. We might like to be released from a burdensome job. We might like to be released from a commitment. We might like to be released from a grudge someone holds toward us. We might like to be released from the guilt of our past wrongs. But, ahh, take a deep breath. Take a moment and ponder what it means that Jesus Christ has released you from your sins. Ponder even more deeply that the release came through His crucified body. With a grateful heart, let’s express our genuine thanks to Him. True, we may have other things from which we would love to be released. But today we can be thankful, truly thankful for being released from our sins. 

Lord Jesus Christ, my mind can’t get around the tremendous gift of salvation which You purchased for me with Your blood. I love You, THANK YOU, and praise You for RELEASING ME FROM MY SINS!  You are a great and loving God!

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