My Savior

MY SAVIOR

The God that created the heavens and earth
He is my Lord and Savior
I did nothing that I should deserve
Such love from my creator

The Father sent His Son Jesus
Knowing what would be His fate
A human with all of my weaknesses
I bow before God amazed

He knew how helpless I was
With a sin that had to be paid
My Savior disregarded the cost
As a human He came to obey

He was crucified and tortured
How can I ever repay
The sacrifice he offered
Thank you God, for your grace

But that is not the end of the story
His resurrection. His victory

My Savior’s alive today!

By:

Lissette Trahan

Comment on My Savior

My first question when I am face to face to face with
Jesus will be why? Why did you come down from
your throne and become a human like us?

Knowing what you would go through. You would be hated,
you would be tortured in the most horrible way—
crucified!

And what astonishes me is that at any point you could
have said enough. Legions of angels would have come
to stop the crime.

You, the God of creation, came with one mission, to
save humanity. You came to show us how to live, how
to love. To show us the Father. That was your true
mission.

You became my Savior, my mediator with the Father.
You will be my advocate and intercessor when I stand
before God.

I am humbled to be loved so unconditionally. In
gratitude I surrender my life to you. I will obey and
serve you with the talents you have blessed me with.

You are my Lord and Savior.

1 John 4:14
And we have seen and testify that the
Father has sent his Son to be the Savior
of the world

BSF Study Questions Revelation Lesson 27, Day 2: Revelation 21:9-10

Summary of passage:  John is carried away by an angel to see the bride, wife of the Lamb.

Questions:

3)  He’s carried away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high to see the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.

4a)  Revelation 1:10-11:  John was told to write what he sees and send it to the 7 churches.  Obviously important as Jesus has a message for the churches and the body of Christ.

Revelation 4:2:  John saw the throne in heaven.  Important to see God reigning on the throne of heaven and what heaven is like.

Revelation 17:3:  John sees the woman sitting on a beast covered in blasphemous names with 7 heads and 10 horns.  Important to see God’s enemies and what happens to unbelievers and His enemies.

Revelation 21:9-10: John’s carried away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high to see the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.  Important to see the future world, of what Christians have to look forward to, and how God wins.

b)  In Revelation 17, we see what happens to sinners and unbelievers and in Revelation 21 we see believers’ reward:  eternal life in the Holy City.  17 is a warning.  21 is a promise.

5)  Personal Question.  My answer:  I didn’t know there were so many ways to ask the same question (Similar questions in Lesson 22 Day 2 & Day 3, Lesson 23 Day 2.  I know this world is temporary and what I have to look forward to is infinitely better than what is here.

Conclusions:  Nice review of when John was “in the Spirit”.  Question 5 was a repeat.

End Notes:  Passages like this give scholars reason to suggest the Holy City is just a symbol.  However, it is not.  This is the place where all of God’s people are gathered.  It is beautiful like a bride.  We saw this in Revelation 21:2 as well–almost the same words and images.

This is another vision.  John is taken to watch God’s Holy City descend from heaven.  Revelation 19:7-8 says the marriage of the Lamb has come and the bride is ready.  The bride is the saints, God’s holy people, and the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.  So we have God’s people and now we see where God’s people shall dwell.

We’ll see more details of the New Jerusalem in the rest of this chapter.