Driving around KC today I saw in front of nearly every church that I passed, a large cross draped in black cloth. A powerful picture. Tonight my team sang the “Hymns of Revelation”, the songs found in the book of Revelation, that are sung in heaven. Lately my favorite has been Revelation 1.5-6
Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kinds and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen
We sang this passage, developing each phrase for the first hour of our set, and I found my heart so much more engaged, and had so much more language to sing due to the time I’ve spent in the book of Hebrews lately. He is the radiance of the Father’s glory, the exact representation of the Father, or as Misty would say, “God expressing Himself through the face of Jesus.” It’s amazing, Moses, the deep & intimate friend of Jehovah cried out let me see You! and only caught a glimpse of His back as He passed by…..no one could see Him and live. But He came and showed us who He was, did nothing He didn’t see the Father doing, said nothing He wasn’t saying, yet did not consider equality with God as something to be grasped; though He was the very Son of God, the second person of the Trinity.
*My verse for the week has been Hebrews 2.9-10; singing it in my quiet times, and meditating on it in the prayer room or as I sing in the spirit, I feel a stirring deep inside that I haven’t felt in some time.
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because He suffered death, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone…..
This weekend I might elaborate more on my thoughts but for now will just say how much hope has been strengthened within while singing this passage! I already have victory over death and the grave! And if the author of my salvation was made perfect through suffering, it makes it much easier to carry this pain in my flesh. He is a faithful, compassionate, and understanding High Priest.
Oh the blood of Jesus, that covers all my sins!!