Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
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, 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 1:5-6 (NIV))
Does this sound like the little baby that we all think of at Christmas time? Does this sound like the gentle and wise teacher who walked among us for some thirty years? Does this sound like the man who willingly went to the cross for our sins? Does this sound like the resurrected Jesus that all of the disciples saw?
Jesus is all of these things and more!
We envision Jesus as we have been taught to envision Him. We have been taught based on written, first hand accounts from reliable witnesses that we believe to be honest and true.
Why do we have such a difficult time seeing Jesus in the role that He plays in Revelation?
Is it because it has not happened yet and we do not have any point of reference from other people?
Think about that question. Sadly, it is human nature to believe when we have the witness of other people to corroborate and prove us right. Why do we ignore all of the promises that God has made that have come true? Why do we not hold fast to the Word of God as a testimony to what will come? Are we, the Body of Christ, still too focused on the physical world to fully rely on our faith in God’s promises?
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
(Hebrews 11:1 (NIV))
What kind of faith do we have if we don’t believe God?
Do you believe that Jesus is coming again?
Do you believe that He will be King of kings and Lord of lords?
Do you believe that he is coming in power and might?
It is time that we, as the Body of Christ, start acting out what we believe. Our faith is urgently needed.