Never take it for granted: Salvation is not cheap. It is a price paid in blood.
Jesus Christ is displayed in His threefold office of Prophet, Priest and King.
The faithful witness:He came to bear witness to the truth (John 18:37).
First born from of the dead: Because He lives, the first to rise from the dead, we live.
The ruler: Jesus is Lord of Lords and King of Kings
It turns from theology into praise in the end, as John cannot help but begin to praise “The ruler over the kings of the earth.” Jesus the same, His power yesterday, is the same today, and forever.
He died and rose again so that we can live. Because He lives we live. Every child of God has a new life, free from the bondage of guilt sin and shame. Nothing but the blood of Jesus has the power or ability to wash a polluted soul. Nothing but the blood of Jesus can protect from the tyranny…
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