God’s time and our authority in Him
In the Bible there isn’t much, least to very little text about John and under which circumstances he was seeing and writing The Book of Revelation.
If find it interesting how God turns a totally radical situation into something beautiful. God is in the sense showing His greatness – in that for us to really know how to trust Him, no matter circumstances.
John was in prison at Patmos, at this point in time he was at least 90 years old. Working hard labor during the daytime, and sleeping in a cave at nighttime. The island was sterile, that means nothing was growing there – no fruitfulness. He was being mocked by the romans guards. He did though found favor in the other prisoners because He was constantly reciting the Gospel and living those words. He knew the power of the Gospel.
He was the last of the disciples and as far we know today, the only one of them who didn’t die a martyr death.
What a contrast to The Book of Revelation. Living under such circumstances and writing these words. That I find really interesting because God is the same today. He will do the same today. Take a radical situation and turn it around into something we cannot imagine. IF WE STAY CLOSE TO HIM!!!!
Let us read some of the wonderful text from The Book of Revelation:
THE BOOK OF REVELATION 1:12-20
Here God is depicting Him self in the text as The Son, The father and The Holy spirit. Imagine seeing this…..depict the text in your inner while reading it.
Another thing I find fascination with God, is that He operates in the same gift through people today as He did back then. The gifts are the same.
God is beyond time and is therefore now! God is always present in the now, in the moment, and therefore His words are timeless.
God is perfect, and therefore He only wrote one book. JUST ONE!
His words exist beyond time therefore it is important that we lean into the words of the Lord.
God is so Holy that He is perfect, and He is so perfect that He is Holy!
Therefore the Bible is alive for us today as well.
The words that God spoke in the time of creation, are the same today. They apply the same amount of power as back then.
Can we really grasp the authority we received through Christ?
God is asking what do we really want?
Who do you trust? Your own feeling thoughts and emotions or Him.
Do you really want to be able to put your trust in Him?
What do you choose?
We are Gods children, and He loves us beyond our imagination, and therefore He will NEVER leave us!
Blessed be the name of the Lord!