Revelation 1:4b, 5-6 NIV 2011
Grace and peace to you from him…
To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.
Revelation 1:1 “The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place.” John’s letter opened in praise by reminding the faithful to remain steadfast when persecuted. Romans 8:37, “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 3:25, “God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood.” The church is to share the truth of God’s Word. Romans 15:6, “So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” God alone is worthy of everlasting praise and glory.
Sitting in the courtyard gazing out at the beauty that surrounded me, the din of a small plane broke the silence. The peace that passes understanding abounds during moments like this. Feeling the presence of God in these quiet minutes reveal His amazing grace. No matter what circumstances that are present, He remains Lord of my life. I’m called to share His Truth daily and continue until He tells me to stop. God is worthy of my everlasting praise and glory.
How do we remain steadfast?
Praising Him together,