August 27, 2018: SOAP #3189:  Jeremiah 52; Revelation 1; Psalm 143-144 Scripture:  Psalm (NIV) 144:1 Of David. Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. 2 He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, […]

August 27, 2018: SOAP #3189:  Jeremiah 52; Revelation 1; Psalm 143-144

Scripture:  Psalm (NIV) 144:1 Of David. Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. 2 He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.

Revelation (NIV) 1:13 someone “like a son of man,” dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash round his chest. 14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. 15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. 16 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. 17 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. 18 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.

Observation:   Today's Bible reading had two descriptions of God.   The first from King David in the book of Psalms and the second from the Apostle John who had been exiled on the island of Patmos.   David knew God's character and was assured that God could be trusted to care for him, protect him, deliver him.   John knew how far God would go to care for, protect and deliver people"He would go all the way to the cross!   He did not just go TO the cross, He went THROUGH the cross, THROUGH the tomb, and all the way TO resurrected life!

Application:   Sometimes I do not appreciate the awesomeness of having the resurrected Savior of the world living in me.   I move through parts of my day as though nothing special is happening.   There is no part of my day that is not full of potential!

Prayer:     Jesus, the life you live in me is resurrected life.   Thank you.     Amen

Pastor Leon
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