continues because we continue to not have regular access to the internet (once we get back on our feet financially, then maybe regular blogging can continue). I could post from my Kindle e-reader but that can be pretty cumbersome and time consuming….
I have been reading through Craig Keener’s commentary on Revelation in the NIVAC set. I love it, it is really good and… convicting. One part I thought was good was in relation to the vision of the risen Jesus in Revelation 1:13-20 where Keener notes in part:
the point of Jesus’ description here was not to tell us his complexion – but to declare his power. He was the reigning Lord of the universe, the one with the power over life and death (1:18). John was writing to persecuted Christians, reminding them that God was bigger than their trials (p.102).
I needed this word in the last few months and I still need it. I need to remember Jesus is LORD now and he is over all NOW. It can be a source of strength in times of trouble to remember Jesus is LORD and though we face many difficulties all will be made right and made NEW in his time.
Keener also has the line “The book of Revelation is a book of worship…” I love that! Every part of the book should encourage us to worship God with all our hearts and minds and lives!
ps, The Ephesian church having lost its first love he argues doesn’t refer to not loving God anymore but failing to love one another anymore. Their problem was not a lack of love for God, but a lack of love altogether… what do you think?
Hope everyone is doing well.