Nov 5, 2012

Benediction: Revelation 1

Here’s a closing benediction from Revelation 1:4-8. It comes from the Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren.

Benediction
(based on Revelation 1:4-8)

Grace to you and peace
from him who is and who was and who is to come,
and from the seven spirits who are before his throne,
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 freed us from our sins by his blood,  
and made us to be a kingdom,
priests serving his God and Father,
to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Look! He is coming with the clouds;
every eye will see him, even those who pierced him;
and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail.
So it is to be. Amen.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God,
who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

Go in peace.

Amen.

~ posted on the website of the Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren. http://rockhay.tripod.com/