Our God holds the keys to Death and Hades - sweet (Revelation 1:17b-18)

"But he laid his right hand on me, saying, 'Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.'" - Revelation 1:17b-18

The more scripture I read and the more I write about it, the more I'm shocked at just how much of the scripture declares the awesomeness of our God. I've said before when I pray I have a difficult time 'adoring' the Lord as part of my daily routine. But it has gotten easier and part of it is reading all this adoration scripture.

Our God is the first and the last. He died, yet he is the living one, who will endure forever. In fact he holds the keys to Hell and Death. How crazy is that? He can lock up Death and make it go away, and he will someday. He can lock up Hades and make it a place no one can any longer go. As the one with the keys He decides when the door is shut, locked, dead-bolted (pun intended), barred up.

Satan no longer has the keys and when the Lord so chooses He'll close that door forever. He endures forever. He is alive forevermore and can not be bound by death despite the best efforts on behalf of His enemy.

Our God is worthy of praise because is the first. He is the last. He lives forever. He passed through death and conquered it. Took the keys to Death and to Hades.

Our God is an awesome God.

(p.s. How freaked out would you be if a God this powerful put His hand on you when he talked to you. I imagine I'd probably wet my pants among other things)