April 29, 2019
Revelation 1:9-10, 12-19 New Living Translation (NLT)
Do you believe God is always speaking to His children even in the midst of this hostile world? Scripture teaches God delights in being in relationship with his children; he longs to commune and bring us eternal wisdom and direction or guidance for our lives. All this is part of the gift of Grace and the eternal life Christ makes available. God desires to bring us peace, comfort, and reassurance when fear attacks; he longs to pour power into us when we are weak. Therefore, we need to conclude that God speaks to each one of us. Do we recognize his voice in the midst of this hostile world?
Sometimes the Lord speaks through our circumstances, people, nature, thoughts, visions, peace, even a whisper, and those are just a few of the ways. He always bears witness to the truth of his Word when we invest time in it. According to the Word, Jesus teaches us the benefit of hearing his voice, “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock” (Mat 7:24). Listen for the voice of the Rock of Ages!
While he was exiled on the Island of Patmos, the Apostle John received a vision from the Lord.
John saw the Lord and he shared that vision with us in the Book of Revelation. Jesus revealed himself as our wise, secure, and all-powerful Savior who always cares for us. He desires to be our First and Last Love. He is the Living One—the True One for our hearts—and he loves us enough to lead us into life eternal if we will draw near to him. Nothing is impossible for the Lord and we are the focus of his love. So, is there any room for fear in your life?