I want to conclude our thought, “The Servant’s Place in Prophecy” and my text is Revelation 1:4-8. “John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” (KJV)
Here in these verses, John as a servant is bringing the Lord’s message to the 7 churches in Asia Minor. There are 3 things important things about this message that I want to see. First, in vs. 4, John gave them the message of “grace and peace” which can come only from Jesus Christ, because only the grace of Jesus Christ can satisfy our soul with peace. In vs. 5-6, John does what a true servant of God does, and that is he focused on Jesus Christ being the Faithful Witness who sees and knows all about us, our Risen Savior, and the King of kings and Lord of lords. In vs. 7-8, John brought all attention to the Coming Sovereign, Jesus Christ. It’s not a matter of “if” He is coming, but rather “when” He comes. It is so important that, as we serve our Lord, we realize just how worthy our Savior is to serve and that we make sure the message we give to others magnifies our Savior and not our self.
Pastor Joey Durham