Thursday, January 05, 2012

Revelation 1 again this morning with a good friend.  We read aloud the greeting and doxology section (1:4-8).  Some good stuff here about Jesus’ identity and our identity and purpose.  We are moving very slowly through this book.  I read somewhere that the best way to read Revelation is slowly and with a lot of prayer.  How do you read it? 
In the following verses (4-8) Jesus is described as:

·         Him who is, who was, and who is to come

·         The faithful witness

·         Firstborn from the dead

·         Ruler of the kings of the earth

·         Him who loves us

·         Him who has freed us from our sins by his blood

·         Alpha and Omega

·         The Almighty

Man, look at this list describing Jesus and His identity!  Great stuff!  What a vision John had of Jesus. 

Our identity and purpose

·         Freed from sin by His blood

·         Made us to be a kingdom and priests 

Look at this list of what He has done for us and what He has given us to do!  We have freedom from sin and we have purpose (to be a part of the kingdom and to be priests).  Questions I'm thinking about?    

What does it mean to be a part of His kingdom? 

What does it mean to be priests? 

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