Dear friends, not just in America, but in the world, this is going to be a significant week. Narrators and naysayers, pundits and “prophets for profit” will all vie for our attention and emotion. They will compete for what Jesus alone deserves. Therefore, let’s fix our gaze and fill our hearts with Jesus—fearing no man, exalting our true King.
Revelation 1:5 – All praise be to “Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
Lord Jesus, we enter this week with many feelings, but totally yours, Hallelujah… You are the “faithful witness”—the incarnation of truth and fulfiller of all God’s promises. May we hear and heed your voice above all others this week, and forever.
You are “the firstborn from the dead”—our resurrected Savior, perfect righteousness, and merciful High Priest. May the good news of the Gospel be more compelling to us this week than any theory, conspiracy, or commentary.
You are “the ruler of the kings of the earth”—our reigning King and sovereign God. No premier, potentate, or president has died for us, only you. No other ruler can bring the favor of God, defeat all evil, and make all things new, only you, Jesus..
Revelation 1:6 – To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.”
Lord Jesus, you love us as no one else ever could. You gave your life to give us our freedom. And now we are servants in your everlasting, unshakable Kingdom—a “priestly people,” offering your mercy and grace to all. Today, and in the coming weeks, may we live and love, to your glory, Lord Jesus. You are worthy. You alone are worthy.
With our whole being, we sing to you, Lord Jesus: ”Crown Him with many crowns, the Lamb upon the throne. Hark, how the heav’nly anthems drowns all music but its own! Awake, my soul and sing, of Him Who died for thee. And hail Him as thy matchless King thru all eternity”
Hallelujah, what a Savior, you are, Jesus. Hallelujah, what a salvation you have freely given us. May the music of the Gospel drown out all “music but its own,” in these coming weeks. So very Amen we pray, in your tender and triumphant name.