Adventures in Sacred History – The Week of September 20
God Knows … When I Wish Something Better – Part 1
Our world has beautiful places and beautiful people. But not everything is beautiful. We hurt ourselves. We get frustrated. We are tired. We care. But there is good news. God has something better in mind.
More than fifty years had passed since Jesus had returned to heaven. John was the only disciple still living. Finally, John was called to Rome to be judged for his faith, as was Paul. There was nothing that the Emperor Domitian could have said to make John change his faith in Jesus. “Take Juan to the Isle of Patmos,” he finally ordered. The arid, volcanic island in the Aegean Sea is about 16 km long and 10 km wide. John’s enemies thought that his influence would end with his exile. But it was not like that.
What Juan Saw
One day, when John was thinking about Jesus, he heard a voice like a trumpet behind him. Juan looked around him. To his joy, he saw the Lord Jesus. Jesus said to him, “Write in a book the things you see and send it to the churches.” Jesus gave John seven pieces of advice and seven promises for the churches (the number seven represents integrity). The promises are offered to anyone who heeds the advice. These are some of the promises:
“To him who overcomes, I will give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.” Adam and Eve were allowed to eat from the Tree of Life until they disobeyed and ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, which was forbidden. But one day, those who triumph in the battle against sin will be able to enjoy the Tree of Life again.
“Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.” The crown of joy and victory is offered to the victors in the battle of life.
“He who overcomes will be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.” The white garments represent purity, the righteousness of Christ. Anyone who accepts Jesus’ forgiveness is viewed as having never sinned.
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock,” says Jesus. “If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with me. To the one who conquers, I will give him to sit with me on my throne, just as I have conquered, and have sat with my Father on his throne. ” You and I decide whether to open our hearts to Christ. If we open ourselves to Him, we will enjoy a true friendship with Him and a growing discovery of what truth and love are.
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