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Sunday, January 12th, 2014
Reading for today: Revelation 22:20-21
“Even so, come, Lord Jesus!” Revelation 22:20b
It comes to this, our precious, wonderful hope. Someday…maybe today, our Jesus will come back for us, and we will be with Him forevermore. How our hearts cry out, ‘Come Lord Jesus!’
Saturday, January 11th, 2014
Reading for today: Revelation 22:18-19
“If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book…” Revelation 22:18b
We are given a serious warning about adding or subtracting from the words of the prophecy. May we always cherish and respect God’s Word.
Friday, January 10th, 2014
Reading for today: Revelation 22:16-17
“And the Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come!’ And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.” Revelation 22:17
There are so many thirsty people searching for fulfillment in the things the world has to offer, but the living water is only found in Christ. The Spirit and bride say “Come!,” come to Jesus today and never thirst again. Second Corinthians 6:2b says, “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”
Thursday, January 9th, 2014
Reading for today: Revelation 22:12-15
“Blessed are those who do His commandments…” Revelation 22:14a
My wife and I are reading through the Bible with our 12 year old son. We’re in Exodus, and there God, through Moses, is giving the law: things like Exodus 21:33 about digging a pit that an ox falls into. But that’s not what Jesus is referring to here. This is Matthew 22:37-40: Love God with all that you are, and love your neighbor (all people). Follow those two and you will be blessed.
Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
Reading for today: Revelation 22:8-11
“Then he said to me, ‘See that you do not do that…’” Revelation 22:9a
God, and God alone, is to be worshiped. Jesus revealed His deity when He accepted worship, such as in John 9:38, when the blind man worshiped Him. Do not allow respect to go so far as to place a person or angel, created things, at the same level. God alone hears our prayers (1 Timothy 2:5), God alone forgives (Mark 2:5-7), and He alone saves (John 14:6).
Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
Reading for today: Revelation 22:4-7
“…and His name shall be on their foreheads.” Revelation 22:4b
My favorite Billy Graham story is where he is golfing with a small group and one of the men was not a Christian. He later complained about how Mr. Graham pushed his religion on him. ‘What did he say?’ asked a friend, the man replied, ‘Nothing, he never said a word about God!’ It was on Mr. Graham’s forehead; is it on yours?
Monday, January 6th, 2014
Reading for today: Revelation 22:1-3
“And there shall be no more curse…” Revelation 22:3a
God will return the earth to its glorious state, before He cursed it in Genesis 3:14-19. There was a river that ran out of Eden, watering the garden and the Tree of Life. Here we see the true source of nourishment for the trees of life: the river coming from the throne of God. And this time, there’s no serpent to tempt us.
Sunday, January 5th, 2014
Reading for today: Revelation 21:22-27
“…but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.” Revelation 21:27b
As this week draws to a close, and a new one begins, think back at the wonderful description in this chapter. There is a sure promise of a very real eternity for those who’ve put their trust in Christ Jesus. Is your name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life? If you’re reading this and you’re not sure, it’s not too late. Call out to Jesus right now. Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved (see Romans 10:13).
Saturday, January 4th, 2014
Reading for today: Revelation 21:14-21
Focus on: Revelation 21:18
This incredible description of the new Jerusalem should leave us in awe every time. We are given a detailed description of a brilliant, majestic city made so by the very presence of All Mighty God. Remember, this life is only temporary along with its trials and tribulations. Hold fast, don’t give up! Your Father has something incredible in store for you in the end.
Friday, January 3rd, 2014
Reading for today: Revelation 21:10-13
“It shone with the glory of God…” Revelation 21:11a (NIV)
it can be difficult to wrap our minds around this incredible vision the apostle is having, seeing a city shining with the glory of God. We catch glimpses, like Moses did, but there will be a day when the glory of God will light up the world like we’ve never seen. Oh, what joy awaits us! As you spend time in the Word today, know that God’s glory is shining on you.