Don’t follow a dead leader
Today’s Reading: Revelation 1:1-20
Key Verse: “ I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.” – Revelation 1:18
The closeness of John’s relationship with His Risen Lord flows throughout the book of Revelation. The book of Revelation points to Jesus Christ and gives us a clear view of Him.
While most major religions of the world adore some great but a dead leader or philosopher. Christianity alone declares faith in a living, resurrected Saviour.
A missionary was explaining this truth to some people. He said, “I am travelling and have reached a place where the road branches off in two directions. I look for a guide and find two men: One is dead and the other alive. Which of the two should I ask for directions, the dead or the living?” The people responded, “The living.” “Then,” said the missionary, “why do you follow a leader who is dead instead of Christ, who is alive?”
If we believe in the actual, physical resurrection of Jesus Christ, then we will have no difficulty in believing the rest of Scripture and God’s promises. If however, we reject this central doctrine, we may as well throw away our entire Bible. If Christ has not risen, He has broken His promises, failed in His prophecies, and we are still in our sins. But praise me to God, “Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said.4 He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said. 5 He was seen by Peter and then by the Twelve.6 After that, he was seen by more than 500 of his followersb] at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. 7 Then he was seen by James and later by all the apostles. 8 Last of all, as though I had been born at the wrong time, I also saw him.” 1 Corinthians 15:3-8
Because Christ lives, we can also have life.
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