If you were to write a book about Jesus Christ, what might it contain? Perhaps you would focus upon His humility, miracles, or teachings. Others might concentrate on our Savior’s leadership, vision, and personal discipline. Each of these topics would find their ultimate expression in Jesus. Yet when we read the book of Revelation, Jesus’ autobiography, His personal account is quite different from what we might expect.
Though prophecy is usually the first thing which comes to mind when we consider the theme of Revelation, the book’s Subject is Jesus Christ. Someone said, “You must not divorce the Person from the prophecy. Without the Person there could be no fulfillment of the prophecy.”
The Person of Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore. Yet in Revelation we get a never-before-seen glimpse of Him. The meek and lowly Savior of the Gospels is portrayed in Revelation as the Exalted Priest and King, the Glorified Lamb of God, the Judge, the Conquering King, and the Heavenly Bridegroom.
The unveiling of Christ in Revelation was not intended to frighten us, but to warn and exhort us to faithfully perform the responsibilities He has entrusted to us. I trust as you grow in your knowledge of Christ as your Savior, you will be better prepared to stand before Him as your Judge.
So live that after the minister has ended his remarks, those present will not think they have attended the wrong funeral. — Unknown Author
Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.