I Am Alive

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After church this morning, those in attendance were asked to bring flowers and place them on a cross outside to signify that Jesus was alive.

Jesus was crucified and yet, He came back to life on the third day.

Where is Jesus now?

In the book of Revelation, John describes being in the Spirit and hearing a loud voice like a trumpet telling him to write what he saw in a book and then to send it to seven churches, which are listed in the first chapter. Beginning with verse 12, here are a few of the verses that John wrote:

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Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands,  and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest.  The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire, his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength.

 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last,  and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.

—Revelation 1:12-18

Who is Jesus?

He is the first and the last.

He is the living one.

He died, but He is alive forevermore.

He suffered and died to pay the penalty of our sin, so that we could believe in Him and be alive forevermore, as well.

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