Dear heavenly Father thank You for Your amazing grace and perfect peace which You supply in such abundance, to all those who are called by Your name. Help me to take to heart all the truths that are contained in Your Word, and help me to apply it in my life - to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
I stand amazed and kneed in awe as I consider Jesus, Your only begotten Son and Firstborn from the dead, Whose name is Faithful and True, Who washed me clean in His cleansing blood and Who loves me. Praise Your name and give me a deeper understanding of this amazing love you have for all your children and use me in Your service to Your praise until He returns, in His name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I am not worthy to gather up the crumbs under Your table and yet you have chosen me to be part of Your heavenly kingdom., Thank You that I am in Christ and have become part of Your body, which is the Church. Thank You that together we have been sanctified unto God.. chosen to become a royal priesthood, a holy nation and a people for his own possession, Lord I offer my body, my life, myself - my all to be a living sacrifice to You. May I live to Your praise and glory from this day forward.. even for ever more AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word, and the truths is contains. Thank You that I am part of Your body and am privileged to be an ambassador on earth. May I reflect the light of Your love and truth to others in all I say and do - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN
It was John, the beloved disciple, who loved his Lord with a deep passion and who had walked with Jesus from the start of His three year ministry that was given this unique glimpse of the risen, ascended and glorified Son of Man. John had been one who had walked with Him by the way, listened to His teachings, seen the signs and miracles Jesus had performed; witnessed His tender-mercy and loving compassion; been empowered to carry out mighty signs and great wonders in His holy name.
John had even glimpsed the magnificent vision of the glorious transfiguration of God's dearly beloved Son - and it was John who turned, and saw ONE, like unto the Son of Man, standing in the middle of seven candlesticks, clothed with a garment down to His feet and girt about the breasts with a golden girdle.
No wonder the appearance of his risen, ascended, glorified Lord caused John to fall at His feet as if dead. This was a vision of the eternal, transcendent, almighty God, Who stood before him surrounded by seven candlesticks, which represented the Christian Church. And before this elderly apostle of love stood the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last - the Beginning and the End - the King of kings and Lord of lords. And yet this was none other than Jesus of Nazareth Who in His earthly walk was despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
This was the incarnate Son of God Who had laid aside His heavenly glory so that He could be born into the race that He Himself had created, in order that you and I could become a chosen people; a royal priesthood; a holy nation and children of God - accepted in the Beloved.
The unknowable God made Himself known to us through the Lord Jesus Christ: the eternal Son of God and perfect Son of Man. Though he is now seated at the right hand of the Father, His appearance to John reminds us that He is ever present with His children - standing in the midst of His people, holding each of us in the palm of His hand, our shield and defender, the ancient of days, pavilioned in splendour and girded with praise.
Jesus came to earth as the suffering Servant of God so that He could save His people from their sins by means of His sacrificial death and glorious resurrection and Jesus is returning to set up His kingdom as King of kings and Lord of lords. But the most precious name for our Saviour is JESUS - SON of MAN.
And Jesus is soon returning to earth as the Son of Man, to take us to be with Himself. Let us worship Him in the beauty of holiness and sing forth His praises in time and through eternity.
Loving Father, thank You for sending the Lord Jesus to be Son of Man so that I can become a child of God. Thank You Father that He became flesh and took the punishment that I deserve upon Himself for which I praise Your glorious name. Thank You that He is returning soon to take me to be with Himself – glory be to the Father and the Son and to the Holy Spirit, in His name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for this amazing revelation of Jesus Christ and for opening our understanding that the Suffering Servant Who died for our sin and rose again on the third day is the incarnate God - in Whom are the words of eternal life. Thank You that He took the punishment for my sin and that the same, mighty, resurrected God and Saviour, is coming again to judge of the word in righteousness. Thank You that those who are in Christ have nothing to fear - for perfect love casts out fear. Thank You that You loved us so much that You sent Jesus to be the sacrifice for our sin and that He is coming again to right every wrong, to judge the world in righteousness and wipe away every tear from our eyes. Help me to live my live in a manner that is worthy of You - to Whom be all honour and glory, world without end - AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the revelation of Jesus Christ, which You gave to your servant John to show us all that must come to pass in the not too distant future. Thank You that Christ took the terrible punishment for my sin and that I have been clothed in His righteousness robes... by faith in His death and resurrection. I pray that my life would be a faithful and true witness of Your goodness and grace to me and that I will hear Him say well done, good and faithful servant. May I eschew every kind of evil; hold fast to His Word of truth and listen carefully to all that the Holy Spirit says to the churches - for Your greater honour and glory. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Thank You Lord for the wonderful revelation of Jesus and the glorious hope that I have in You. I pray that Jesus may be first and last in every area of my life, as I wait in glorious anticipation of His return, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.