From In God We Still Trust, by Dr. Richard Lee
Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this. – Revelation 1:19
Words That Bless
The book of Revelation unveils our Lord Jesus Christ at His Second Coming, the future times, and the world to come. Penned by the apostle John during his exile on the island of Patmos, Revelation centers around visions and symbols of the resurrected Christ, who alone has the authority to judge the earth, remake it, and rule it in righteousness. Revelation shows the divine plan of redemption being brought to fruition.
In the final chapter, Jesus Christ says to the apostle John, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last” (22:13). There is no doubt that the risen Christ is indeed worthy to be praised and worshiped throughout eternity. It is interesting that in our nation’s Capitol, the first and last rays of sunlight fall every day upon its tallest building—the 555-foot Washington Monument. And there on its top, inscribed on the four-sided aluminum capstone are the Latin words Laus Deo, which means “Praise be to God.” This simple expression of praise reflects America’s abiding belief that God has blessed our country with liberty and divine favor.
Heavenly Father, thank You for revealing Jesus to me. How awesome to one day be with Him who is King of kings and Lord of lords (Revelation 19:16)!
“Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things that are written in it; for the time is near” (Revelation 1:3).