St. John's Lutheran
Jesus is the Ultimate Truth!
Revelation 1:4-8 New International Version
Greetings and Doxology 4 John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits[a] before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 6 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. 7 “Look, he is coming with the clouds,”[b] and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him”;
and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.”[c] So shall it be! Amen. 8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Saturday - November 27
John, the disciple and author of the Gospel, had been exiled to the island of Patmos when he received a revelation from Jesus. That revelation, the final book of the Bible, has one primary purpose which is found in these few verses. With all the confusing imagery, symbolism, and metaphors, these verses clearly reveal that Jesus is in charge of ALL things and that is really good news. Why? The Christians that first read John’s revelation were being persecuted by the Roman government. We might not face persecution, but we face being diagnosed with cancer, the death of people we love, anxiety over the future, and many other difficult and uncertain situations. But Jesus has promised that all that stuff is not the ultimate truth. He is!