Even more encouraging than the Holy Spirit’s promise to dwell within us forever is Jesus’ declaration:
“I Am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I Am alive for evermore, and have the keys of hades and of death.” (Revelation 1:18, KJV)
And, His encouragement:
“Fear not, I Am the first and the last.” (Revelation 1:17)
Even more encouraging is His promise to love us and wash us free of sins to make us “a kingdom of priests unto God.” (Revelation 1:6)
Jesus announces He is the “Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Revelation 1:8)
The Lord Himself overcomes death and sin. We, who reside in His kingdom, are excited; our hearts uplifted.