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Powered by 4 - September 2, 2013

  • 2013 Sep 02

The Final Chapter

today's reading
Revelation 22:6-21  And he said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place"...

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If you've ever skipped to the back of a book and read the final chapter first, that's what we're doing today with Revelation. And after reading these verses, two important reminders stood out to me. 

First, I see a powerful and telling picture of Jesus as the Son of God, as our Savior and Redeemer, as our King. Revelation actually starts with Jesus telling us He is "the first and the last" (1:17) and it ends similarly (22:13) "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end." 

The second thing that stood out to me is that every person needs Jesus as Savior, and as a follower of Christ, I need to be BOLD about proclaiming the Gospel at all times. That means in my actions, but particularly with my words. I need to be a facilitator of the message we see in Revelation 22:17, "'Come.' And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price." Our world, our friends (and our enemies), our neighbors, our families, need Jesus. 

What jumped out to you in these verses? Are you motivated to live differently? How so? Tami

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