November 9, 2012

28 Days of Letters from Jesus

November 9 – Revelation 1:17-18

John’s reaction to the vision of Jesus was similar to that of Isaiah when he saw the glory of God in Isaiah 6:1-7. He fell at the feet of Jesus in fear, trembling, and worship. Jesus responded with words of encouragement. The “first and the last” is essentially the same as “alpha and omega.” Jesus is the beginning and the end of all things. He is the risen Lord, having experienced the resurrection from the dead. As a result, he has power over death and Hades. This word refers to the realm of the dead. Jesus proclaimed his absolute authority over all things.

This same power is available to us today. When you feel alone and powerless, remind yourself of who Jesus really is and draw upon his strength to face whatever comes your way.