Monthly Archives: September 2016

Washed Robes

Re:Verse reading–Revelation 7 (day four) Reading chapter 7, you come away with a feeling of protection…shelter…tabernacle …provision.  This is the antithesis of the feeling of judgment you get when the seals are broken.  The difference is the target group.  Chapter 7 … Continue reading

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Door

Re:Verse reading–Revelation 7 (day three) “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne.”  Man’s exclusivity is unremarkable: Who among us hasn’t quietly … Continue reading

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No Tears

Re:Verse reading–Revelation 7 (day two) “…and God will wipe every tear from their eyes.” vs. 17b What was it about having your mom or dad kiss your boo-boo that made it better? Did it change the nature of the injury or the circumstances … Continue reading

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Washed white

Re:Verse reading–Revelation 7 (day one) “These. . . have come out of the great tribulation, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”–v 13-14. It is not unusual for me to use my … Continue reading

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Harder than I expected

Re:Verse reading–Revelation 6 (day seven) I am a wimp.  Pain-complaining, excuse-making, comfort-seeking.  At least, I was until I met Jesus. For forty years, like a marine drill instructor, the Lord has been toughening me.  Training me to accept a threshold of … Continue reading

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Forest

Re:Verse reading–Revelation 6 (day six) It can be hard to see the forest from the trees, but it is a necessary endeavor, especially in Revelation. There are so many curiosities in Revelation, it is easy to get stuck amongst the tree … Continue reading

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Truth Teller

Re:Verse reading–Revelation 6 (day five)  Revelation 6 is almost unbelievable: all kinds of symbols and predictions of judgment and the wrath of God. How can we trust that the Lord is telling us the truth? Answer: Because, He has proven to … Continue reading

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Make a Decision

Re:Verse reading–Revelation 6 (day four) There was joy in heaven…the Lion of Judah was worthy to break the seals and open the scroll.  You might expect that good things were going to happen.  As each seal was broken, tragedy came upon … Continue reading

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Persist

Re:Verse reading–Revelation 6 (day three) “They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!”  Sound familiar?  We’ve heard this … Continue reading

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LIVE FOR HIM

Re:Verse reading–Revelation 6 (day two) “And there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should rest for a little while longer…” vs. 11a The voices of the martyrs cried out to the Lord for justice, and … Continue reading

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