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22 - Don't Be Afraid, John!

Today we want to find out what Jesus Christ looks like now, at this present time, and we also want to find out what else He accomplished when He died and came alive again.

Revelation chapter 1:
10 It was the Lord's Day and I was worshiping, when suddenly I heard a loud voice behind me, a voice that sounded like a trumpet blast,
11 saying, "I am A and Z, the First and Last!" And then I heard him say, "Write down everything you see, and send your letter to the seven churches in Turkey . . ."
12 When I turned to see who was speaking, there behind me were seven candlesticks of gold.
13 And standing among them was one who looked like Jesus, who called himself the Son of Man, wearing a long robe circled with a golden band across his chest.
14 His hair was white as wool or snow, and his eyes penetrated like flames of fire.
15 His feet gleamed like burnished bronze, and his voice thundered like the waves against the shore.
16 He held seven stars in his right hand and a sharp, double-bladed sword in his mouth, and his face shone like the power of the sun in unclouded brilliance.
17,18 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead; but he laid his right hand on me and said, "Don't be afraid! Though I am the First and Last, the Living One who died, who is now alive forevermore, who has the keys of hell and death - don't be afraid!"

The person who met Jesus Christ here was the Apostle John, who had been banished from society to live on the convict island of Patmos.

When John had first met Jesus and followed Him, John had been a teenager. He had the reputation of being Jesus' favourite. At Jesus' final meal before dying, John sat next to Him and leaned against Him affectionately.

It was John, with two others, who had witnessed the terrible agony Jesus went through in the Garden of Gethsemane before He died. It was to John that Jesus had entrusted His mother, Mary, when He died. All this is to say that if anyone knew Jesus, it was John!

But on the island of Patmos many years after the resurrection of Jesus, John met Him again: the resurrected Christ, in all His present-day splendour and glory. And John fell before Him in a dead fright. This was not the familiar person John had known while Jesus walked the earth.

This is the Risen Christ: a totally awesome Person!
Yet John knew that He was Jesus. Jesus laid His hand on John and comforted him, just as when John was a teenager, and told him not to be afraid.

Lord Jesus Christ, I am awed that You would give up this glory and honour to come and become sin for me and die like a criminal on the earth. Thank You for loving me this much,

Tomorrow we'll be back with another meditation about the Lord Jesus Christ!

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