Filled with Fear
Some grownups are scared when they read the book of Revelation. Some won’t even read it because they think it’s too scary. Maybe it’s because there are scary beasts with lots of heads, an angry dragon, plagues, blood and other scary sounding stuff. Some are afraid of the end times and the thought of living through persecution. I used to have some of these same fears.
The most amazing thing happened though – when I finally decided to study the book of Revelation and try and find Jesus in there. After all, it’s a book about Him. After I finished, I felt peace and joy, instead of fear.
A Guide to Lead Us
The apostle John was scared no doubt when he saw Jesus in vision. He fell right down like he was dead. That’s a pretty natural reaction when you see the king of the universe. Well, I’ve never seen him – but that’s what most Bible character’s that did see God or an angel did. But Jesus tenderly says to John, “Fear not.”
And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, “Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” – Revelation 1:17-18
- He was dead, but now is alive. (for real!)
- He will live forever. (no joke!)
- He has the keys of death and hell. (no wimp!)
We have the most incredible tour guide to take us on this journey through Revelation. He’s the master of the universe himself. There’s no reason to fear with this powerful yet gentle guide on my side. Forget superman or batman, I’ll take this superhero anytime. His name is Jesus and he said, “Fear not!” right in the first chapter of Revelation.
So there you have it. We don’t have to be afraid if we follow the one and only greatest superhero ever!
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