Day 13 - Alive Forever

His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of rushing waters. In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.

When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as though dead. Then He placed His right hand on me and said: "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades." (Revelation 12: 14-18)

What a sight that must have been! Which of us would not have fallen down at His feet as though dead? Yet this glorious Holy Son of God is our friend - and He tells us: "Do not be afraid!" The same infinite love He showed for us as He hung on the cross is what He feels for us today as He reigns in glory. We were forgiven for all of our sins by His death - we can certainly now rejoice in His life! He is forever alive to be our Mighty Savior and our Glorious Lord! He possesses the keys to death, and Hades (the realm of the dead), which He took from Satan by force! He is the Victor! We no longer need to fear because of sin or death - He defeated them and their master Satan forever.

   Read Romans 5: 9-10.

This scripture speaks of the great confidence we have in the resurrection of Jesus. Not only are we secure in His sacrifice that reconciled us to God - we are even more secure in His eternal life, because He is always here to keep us and protect us!

Point to Ponder:

... because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them. (Hebrews 7: 24-25)