Theme: Christmas

“Three questions for Christmas”

(Revelation 1:5) And from Jesus Christ. He is the faithful witness to these things, the first to rise from the dead, and the ruler of all the kings of the world. All glory to Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding His blood for us. (NLT)

Question # 1: Can I Trust Him?

Men and women of this generation have heard the name Jesus many times. What they all want to know is very simple, “Can I trust him?” We discover the answer in the book of Revelation, when John calls Jesus “the faithful witness.” A witness tells what he has seen or heard. A faithful witness is one whose testimony is reliable every time. When Jesus speaks he speaks only the truth. In the book of John, Jesus tells Pontius Pilate (John 18:37) Pilate said, "So You are a king?" Jesus responded, "You say I am a king. Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true." Jesus Christ is the supreme truth-teller, and those who want to find the truth must listen to him. Can I trust him? Yes I can, for he is the faithful witness.

Question # 2: Does He have the Power to help me?

That leads to another question. “If I trust him, does he have the power to help me? John the writer answers this question with, “the first to rise from the dead.  What he is referring to is his resurrection from the dead. When Jesus rose from the dead, he was the “firstborn from the dead.” What exactly does that mean? It means he is the first person who ever rose from the dead never to die again. The book of Corinthians says that Jesus conquered “the last enemy” (1 Corinthians 15:26) The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. And if we believe, we also will have victory over death, the last enemy (1 Thessalonians 4:14) For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. Does Jesus have the power to help you? Yes he does, for he is the firstborn from the dead.

Question # 3: Will He take care of my Future?

“Suppose I do trust him, and suppose he does have the power to help me, will Jesus take care of my future?” John writes again that Jesus is “the ruler of all the kings of the world.” The word for “ruler” means he is the ultimate authority over all the kings of the earth. These kings are great, but he is greater. They are mighty, but he is mightier. Millions answer to them, but they answer to Him. He is not merely one of these kings. He rules over them all. Who are the rulers of the earth John the writer is talking about? They are political leaders, mayors, councilmen, chairmen and governors, congressmen, and senators, presidents and prime ministers. These are small-time kings who rule tiny realms and mighty kings who rule vast empires. Names like Obama, Putin, Netanyahu, Ahmadinejad, Blair, Singh, Kim, Abdullah, Sarkozy, Karzai, Hu, Mugabe, Calderon, Merkel, Biya and Cameron. And a million others just like them. Jesus is ruler over all of them. Jesus is the ruler of the kings of the earth.

By Him they reign

By Him they are restrained

By Him they are replaced

By Him they will be judged

Can I trust him? Yes I can, for he the faithful witness-

Does he have the power to help me? Yes he does, for is the firstborn from the dead-

Will he take care of my future? Yes he will, for he is the ruler of the kings of the earth-

We all need Him and we need Him more than we know

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!

Let earth receive her King.

Place your life in his strong hands and you will never be disappointed