The Voice, Vision & Victory of the Resurrection – By Stacia W. Adams

The Voice, Vision & Victory of the Resurrection – By Stacia W. Adams

April, 20, 2017 by: 0 Comments

The Voice, Vision & Victory of the Resurrection

By Stacia W. Adams

John, from behind him, hears a voice that he does not recognize. We could argue that it was the unique sound of the voice or, maybe the tone of voice, but whatever it was, it caused John to turn around. John describes the voice “like the sound of a trumpet”. Before him, he sees someone like the “Son of Man” which caused him to fall at His feet as though dead. During his encounter with the Son of Man, it was revealed that He holds the keys of Death and Hell.

THE VOICE

Throughout scripture, the voice of God is described in many ways but in Revelation John describes His voice initially as a trumpet and then many running waters. Throughout scripture, trumpets were often used to sound an alarm. The unique sound of the trumpet got the attention of everyone. Perhaps God’s voice fell upon the ears of John like a trumpet because God truly wanted to get his attention. When John turned around, he described God’s voice as powerful as many running waters. Throughout our lives, there are many voices calling out to us and each voice has the potential to lead us down a certain path, the voice of God however, is a voice that speaks directly to us commanding our attention. God’s voice will speak comfort and counsel to our lives and hearts if we decide to trust it.

THE VISION

When John turned to hear the voice that was speaking to him, he describes the person he saw in vivid detail from head to toe. (Revelation Chapter 1:12-16).Through the words John writes you can get a sense of the emotions that he was feeling, in that moment, when John couldn’t help but to fall at His feet as though dead. (Rev. 1:17). It is then that God reveals Himself to John and thus Revelation. This is the same John that walked with Jesus for three years, the disciple whom Jesus entrusted His mother with at His Crucifixion and who was in the Upper Room but for some reason John didn’t immediately recognize Jesus. As Pastor Moore so brilliantly pointed out that God has been with us from the moment of our first heartbeat and will be with us even when and after our heart beats for the last time.  How often do we miss the obvious presence of God in our lives? God walks with us providing His peace and protection and His grace and mercy. Recognizing God in our lives doesn’t take much, but to simply count His blessings. The blessings of God, even the ones that we often take for granted are gentle reminders that God loves us and cares for us.

THE VICTORY

The victory of the Resurrection of Christ is simply wonderful. Not only did Jesus rise after the third day as He said He would but Jesus conquered Death and Hell and He has the keys to them. For the believers in Christ we don’t have to fear death, when we lose loved ones who are also believers, and we don’t have to grieve as if we have no hope (1 Thess 4:13). It is all because of Christ’ victory over death that the grave cannot keep us. We serve a risen Savior who has ALL power and authority. For the Believer this is Good News.

 

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