As we leave this year, may we consider that the focus is always the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. These words are given to “teach, reprove, correct and train us in righteousness.” [2 Tim 3:16] The reader is blessed if they “read the words of this prophecy aloud, and hear and obey the things written in it because the time is near!” [Rev 1:3]
John’s message is again “grace and peace” from the faithful witness, the firstborn from among the dead, the ruler over the kings of the earth, from the one who loved and loves us and has set us free from our sins at the cost of his blood.” [Rev 1:5]
We began at the beginning, and now we are here at the end. God revealed His plan in Genesis, and now we see that the plan was always about His Son, Jesus Christ, and His work as Redeemer. He stands in the midst of the golden lampstands dressed in his royal, kingly garments. One day “we will be like him because we will see him just as he is.” [1 John 3:2] He is “the Alpha and Omega, the one who is, and who was and who is still to come.” [Rev 1:8] He came to take away our sins.
Are you prepared to meet him and hear the voice of the archangel with the trump of God? Then, encourage one another with these words.