Jesus Christ (Rev 1:5)

“Jesus Christ is

The faithful witness,

The firstborn

Of the dead,

And the ruler

Of the kings of earth.

He loves us

And frees us

From our sins

By his blood.”

καὶ ἀπὸ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ὁ μάρτυς ὁ πιστός, ὁ πρωτότοκος τῶν νεκρῶν καὶ ὁ ἄρχων τῶν βασιλέων τῆς γῆς. Τῷ ἀγαπῶντι ἡμᾶς καὶ λύσαντι ἡμᾶς ἐκ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν ἡμῶν ἐν τῷ αἵματι αὐτοῦ,

John said “Jesus Christ (καὶ ἀπὸ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ) is the faithful (ὁ πιστός) witness (ὁ μάρτυς), the firstborn of the dead (ὁ πρωτότοκος τῶν νεκρῶν), and the ruler (καὶ ὁ ἄρχων) of the kings (τῶν βασιλέων) of the earth (ῆς γῆς).  He loves us (Τῷ ἀγαπῶντι ἡμᾶς) and frees us (καὶ λύσαντι ἡμᾶς) from our sins (ἐκ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν ἡμῶν) by his blood (ἐν τῷ αἵματι αὐτοῦ).”  This John explained the role of Jesus Christ.  He is our faithful witness.  He is the first born or the prototype of all who have died because he has defeated death.  He was the first to rise again with his Resurrection.  We too will defeat death with our resurrection.  He certainly loves us and frees us from our sins by his blood on the cross.  Thus, Jesus Christ was our savior from the death of this world.  Do you believe that Jesus Christ is your savior?

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