THURSDAY, MAY 15
Scripture: Revelation 1:16-18
Even in Revelation 1, we find Jesus in the warrior mode. Verse 16 says, “He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.” In verses 17,18, John fell at His feet. Jesus said, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.” Having the keys of hell and death means He can push anyone into either at any time. Now if our politicians understood that, they might walk differently. But the church is not demonstrating that. We serve the God Who has the keys of death and hell. He can unlock either door and push you into either place at any time. And if He does, it means you die twice. Are you really ready to die twice?