Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 239/260: Read Revelation 1

How would you describe Jesus Christ? Here are some of the words and phrases used in the first chapter of Revelation:

  • “The faithful witness”
  • “The firstborn from the dead”
  • “The ruler over the kings of the earth”
  • “The Alpha and the Omega”
  • “The Beginning and the End”
  • “Who is and who was and who is to come”
  • “The Almighty”

The integrity, authority, and eternal nature of Jesus is revealed in these descriptions. That’s not all this chapter tells us, though.

At the end of verse 5, we are told Jesus “loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood.” Christ said, “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:13), and that’s exactly what He did on the cross. He allowed His blood to be shed so that our sins could be covered (1 John 1:7).

To return to the question, how would you describe Jesus Christ? He is Truth, He is the King, He is eternal, and He is the Savior!

Memory (Fill in the blanks)

1 John 5:4. For whatever is born of God ____________ the world. And this is the ____________ that has ____________ the world—our faith.

Pray

Pray that all may accept the grace of God and the authority of His Son, beginning with you.

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