“I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.” (Revelation 1 v 18)
“I’m still here. No matter what you have felt about me during your suffering, I’m still here. In your disappointment you may have thought I had turned my back on you but I’m still here. My hand is upon you. The Living One is here and I will bring you through.”
That’s the message to John who was on Patmos probably thankful that he was still alive as so many had lost their lives through the persecution.
Recently I seem to have heard of quite a few deaths and the sadness is clear to see. But it is set within the context of an assured eternity and it gives much needed hope though those who have lost loved ones know life will never be the same.
What must it be like for the persecuted who survive within the context of everyone around them being killed?
Here’s the message to John: “Tell them John, I’m still here!”
No Cancer, Covid or Caesar truly controls your life or death only the One who has the keys.
No matter how difficult today is. You may face threats of death or you may be remembering your loved one who passed. It all sits in the hands of the One who holds the keys so there is nothing to fear.
Jesus Christ holds the keys. His resurrection proved His authority over death. He is in control of life and death. He is here!