God Wins – Week One Devotionals (With Scripture)
Monday, May 16, 2022,  Revelation 1:1-3 1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him, to show to his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel to his servant John: 2 Who bore record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.3 Blessed is he who reads, and they who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand
The book of Revelation is not a book intended to cause fear in those who keep God's word. It's a book that continues from where the four gospels end. The Gospels talk about Christ's ministry here on Earth, and Revelation talks about Christ's activities in Heaven. God is sending this important message so we can be blessed by it, and become active keepers of His word.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022, Revelation 1:4-6 4 John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne,5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood,6 and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father--to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.
John is writing to the Christians of Asia, and he describes the Trinity, God the Father, the Holy Spirit, and the Son. Jesus's sacrifice gave us the gift of belonging to heaven. There is nothing we can DO to receive it. We just need to truly accept it. And BECAUSE we received this gift, we are called to DO the work.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Revelation 1:7-8 7 Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen. 8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty."
The process of Jesus's coming has already started, it will be a very powerful, visible, and audible event. No one will miss it. God's chosen people will have no reason to fear Him. They have already received and accepted Jesus even before seeing Him face to face. God protected His children in the past and still protects us today, and will assure us of our Eternal life in the end.

Thursday, May 19, 2022, Revelation 1:9-11 9 I John, your brother and fellow-partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance in Jesus, was in the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10 On the Lord's day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, 11 saying, "Write in a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea."
John was in tribulation because of his faith and active involvement in preaching the gospel. He was sent to Patmos in exile. There he received a vision about the last events that will take place on Earth, on the Lord's day.  The messages came from God, and they are extremely urgent because God is using His trumpet voice. But look and see how much God is loving and caring. The message that John is about to send the churches is a personal message to each one of them. God wants all His children to be prepared for the Coming of Jesus.

Friday, May 20, 2022, Revelation 1:12-20 12 I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands,13 and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man, dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest.14 The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire.15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters.16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.17 When 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.18 I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.19 “Write, therefore, what you have seen, what is now and what will take place later.20 The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and of the seven golden lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.
We see Jesus walking among the seven lampstands. His promise to walk among His people still stands. The church is His kingdom, and He is their God. He is walking among us. The resurrected Jesus is no longer the humble carpenter from Nazareth, no longer the disfigured body hanging from the cross. Jesus is glorified, pure, righteous, faithful, and all-powerful King and Priest.