(KJV.) REVELATION 1:17-18
(17) And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
(18) I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore. Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
OH DEATH, WHERE IS THY STING?
Brethren, though enemies thought evil against Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, and persecuted, crucified him, and were victorious for eradicating him from among them, not knowing that their evil deeds were done within the plan of our Father to save humanity from iniquities of this world into salvation and eternal lives.
Though enemies crucified Jesus Christ, in other to satisfy their evil consciences, our Father on the other hand, allowed it to happen, for his blood redemption of humanity; on human perspective, it was evil works, but on our Father's perception it was done for good works; therefore, as believers, regardless of plots of our enemies, we have our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who cares about what happens to believers and knows what to do to justifies them in his righteousness; therefore, when in persecutions, let us not fret or defend ourselves, but rather pray fervently for ourselves and our persecutors, have faith in Jesus Christ that he is aware of our predicaments, for he conquered the enemy of our souls by his death and resurrection, and granted humanity victory, have patience, go through the process, allow his will to be done entirely for glorification of his name forevermore.
At times, when believers pray fervently during sufferings, they are not delivered from persecutions right away; why?: no one knows exactly why, but when bad things happen to good people, though they are evil works of the enemy, our Father turns their negativities into positiveness: for instance, when Jesus prayed in the garden of Gethsemane, he begged our Father to take away his bitter cup, our Father did not say a word to him, but rather turned his face away from him: refer to Matthew 26:42: why did not our Father answered his prayers positively, take away his bitter cup?; because Jesus had to drink the bitter cup, go through the purposes of our Father, persevere for the sake of humanity; when Jesus saw him turned his face away, he knew that was an answer saying "no" to his petition, but "yes" to go through it all successfully; therefore, though enemies may pester with our souls, when we pray fervently, the answer to our prayers maybe negative answers, so we can go through what we have to go through for our own benefits and benefits of others; Jesus will not forsake believers, regardless of what maybe their sufferings, but deliver their souls from the hands of the enemy, same way; he was resurrected from the death by the Holy Spirit, he resurrects our souls from hands of our enemies.
In the above text, John saw Jesus Christ, in a revelations, fell at his feet as dead. And Jesus laid his right hand upon him, said unto him, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that lives and was dead; and behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; not only that, but also have the keys of hell and of death: blessed assurance, Jesus is all and in all things of creation; from the beginning to the end of all things, Jesus lives forevermore: not only that but when he went to hell, he retrieved the keys of hell and death from the enemy of our souls as well: therefore, Oh death, where is thy sting? Oh grave where is thy victory?; victory is with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, Come unto him!
Brethren, if the spirit of Jesus Christ, who lives forevermore, lives within our hearts, though we will sleep in death, our immortal bodies will live forevermore; therefore, let us not fear those who can destroy our mortal bodies, but cannot destroy our immortal bodies, but rather fear him who is able to destroy both mortal and immortal bodies in damnation; friends, judgment day is at hand, when Jesus Christ will judge the world, therefore, let us walk in his righteousness, when in persecutions for righteousness sake, let us stand firmly with faith, without waverings, persevere, pray his words back to him, when its all finished, inherit life everlasting.
Dearly beloved, Jesus is alive forevermore; let us be rest assured that we will live forevermore as well; also, before we were born, he knew that some day in our life times, enemies will pester with our souls, and have worked out plans to counteract their evil works into victories before we were born, and goodness and mercies that endures forevermore: when Jesus died on the cross and was buried in the tomb, he did not rest peacefully, but went into hell, preached the kingdom message to the dead souls in bondage of the enemy, spirits that believed in him were released from shackles of the enemy same as the living; therefore, if we have been called to preach the gospel, let us serve him diligently; preach the gospel to sanctify hearts of souls into repentance and eternal lives; for, Jesus preached truthfulness of matters to his followers, at the end of his ministration, he suffered to pay for our iniquities, despite all of that, he rose up again from the death, ascended into heaven; today, he is seated on right hand of our Father, as an advocate for humanity forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Hebrews 7:25: Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.