Do Not Be Afraid

DO NOT BE AFRAIDWhen I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades. (Revelation 1:17, 18)

Initial Fear – As noted, John had seen Jesus in a similar glorified state at His transfiguration (Matthew 17:2). He had seen His resurrection body after He was raised. He had witnessed His ascension (John 20; Acts 1:2–11). Yet in this vision, Continue reading “Do Not Be Afraid”