Scripture-

Revelation 1:17-18 – When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead.  But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one.  I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades. “

Observation-

John falls to his feet as if he has fainted, almost dead, when he sees the glorified Jesus.  Jesus comforts John by placing his hand on him and tells him to have no fear. Jesus tells John that is the beginning and the end. Jesus has overcome death is alive forever and hold the keys to Death and Hell.

Application –

Jesus is the Alpha and Omega and our response to Jesus should be like John, to fall on our feet to worship the risen King!  What a comfort to be assured by Jesus that we are not to live in fear of death.  Jesus is alive forever and when we are in Christ, death will not hold believers as it did not Jesus.  Through the resurrection of Jesus, death is undone and we know our eternity is secure.

Prayer –

Father,

Thank you for sending Jesus to overcome the death that we deserve so we can repent and be reconciled to you.  Let us not live in fear of death knowing our eternity is secure when we are in Christ.

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