Pastor's Perspective 

Jesus is Victor

I think I could get used to sitting on a throne. The decorations and staging for Vacation Bible School were incredible. The theme of VBS was "In Jesus Victory is Won."

That is a fitting theme for the book of Revelation. Preaching through Revelation was a daunting task. There is not a more difficult book of the Bible to interpret. And yet, as we explored the book, the theme of the book became clearer and clearer. God is in control. He alone sits on the true throne. All history is moving in the direction that he is guiding. Jesus is the Victor. He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He won the great battle on the cross for his people. He will return again to win the last battle against his Enemy.

And because Jesus is the Victor, we may have victory in our lives. We are told in 1 John 5:4, "This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith." That was also the message of Revlation: keep the faith, patiently endure. There will be troubles in this world; trials will come our way, but whatever takes place, keep the faith knowing that God sits upon his throne and that Jesus is our Victor. "Amen. Come, Lord Jesus" (Revelation 22:20).

For the King!

Pastor Sam Smith