and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood—Revelation 1:5
This is the only scripture in The Bible that shows God loves us in the present tense. Often we always read God loved us, but we also need to remember that God still loves us today and forever. Everything that God did, by sending his only Son to save us from our sins, what because he loves us!
“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
There is no greater friend than Jesus Christ, who displayed his love for you by laying down his life to save yours. Why did he do this? Notice in Revelation 1:5 “he released us from our sins by his blood” Jesus did it because he still loves us. The only way we could be redeemed for our sins , was by the blood of the “Lamb of God”
The firstborn of the dead, because Jesus conquered death we can also. He holds the keys to life and death. Why would he do this for us? Because before you were formed in the womb (Jeremiah 1:5), God knew you! God created you in his image for a purpose. Through Christ you are a Child of the Most High (Romans 8:15) in Jesus Name Amen!