Friday, August 27
Revelation Wrap Up
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"...
think about it.
What promise do you get from Jesus (22:12)? What warning do we find in this chapter (22:18-19)? How does the statement that Christ is coming soon make you feel? Why?
Well, can you believe it? We're at our last day in Revelation on P4 and on Back to the Bible. And Revelation 22:6-21 was the perfect wrap up with a final reminder of how our Bibles are trustworthy and true (vs. 6), that the words of Revelation are for us in the here and now (vs. 10), and that Jesus is indeed returning and that return is soon (vs. 7, 12 and 20).
As I finished this passage I took a few minutes to consider how God spoke to me through our time in Revelation. By the way, that's what I want to know from you today as well. What did you learn from Revelation? Were there any big "aha" moments or take aways? Did God impress something on your heart? He sure did on mine. Two things, actually, and Revelation 22:6-21 hit on both.
First, that Revelation truly gives us a powerful and telling picture of Jesus as the Son of God, as our Savior and Redeemer, as our King. Did you notice how Revelation 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 was highlighted for me in Revelation 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.
Ok, now it's your turn. Here are my questions again. What did you learn from Revelation? Were there any big "aha" moments or take aways? Did God impress something on your heart? Tami W.
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