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Week 51 Day 6
what does it mean to say that the lord
is the beginning and the end of our lives
and by implication
everything in between
the scripture speaks of our lord
as the one
who is to come
that despite all the problems
and in the midst of all the joys
our lord is the alpha and the omega
the one in whom our lives began
the one by whom our lives are restored
the one through whom our lives are sustained
he is the genesis and the goal of our life
the past and the future
but most of all we can be grateful
that he is here now
in the present
wherever in that continuum we are
brings us home
WRITE WHAT YOU SEE
The message went from Jesus to the angel,
to John, to the churches.
1The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to show
the things which must shortly take place. He sent and signified
it by His angel to His servant John, 2who bore witness to all
things that he saw. 3Blessed is he who reads and those who
hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which
are written in it; for the time is near.
John, to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you
and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come,
5and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from
the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth.
To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His
own blood, 6and has made us kings and priests to His God
and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever.
7Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will
see Him, even they who pierced Him. All the tribes of the
earth will mourn because of Him.
8"I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End," says
the Lord, "who is, who was and who is to come, the Almighty."
9 I, John, was on the island of Patmos for the testimony of
Jesus Christ. 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, and I
heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, 11saying,
"What you see, write in a book and send to the seven churches
12 I turned to see the voice that spoke, and I saw seven
golden lampstands. 13 In their midst was One like the Son of
Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about
the chest with a golden band. 14His head and hair were white
like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire;
15His feet were like fine brass, and His voice as the sound of
many waters; 16He had in His right hand seven stars, out of
His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, His countenance
was like the sun shining in its strength. 17When I saw Him,
I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His hand on me, saying,
"Do not be afraid. 18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and
behold, I am alive forevermore. I have the keys of Hades and
of Death. 19Write the things you have seen, and the things
which are, and the things which will take place after this.
20The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and
the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches."
This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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