Monthly Archives: October 2016

Crystal sea

Re: Verse reading–Revelation 15 and 16 (day one)  “I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire”  v 2. Ever see “Jaws”?  Even without the movie, ancient Hebrews regarded the ocean as a dark and dangerous place.  As … Continue reading

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A choir of “all in” men

Re: Verse reading–Revelation 14 (day seven) John saw some amazing things as he stood in “awesome wonder” receiving the Revelation of Christ.  Some were terrifying.  An angel calling, “those who worship the beast. . .will drink the wine of the wrath … Continue reading

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They Won’t “Get It”

Re: Verse reading–Revelation 14 (day five)  14:3 And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one could learn the song except the one hundred and forty-four thousand who … Continue reading

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God is at Work

Re: Verse reading–Revelation 14 (day four) God was speaking to the prophet Habakkuk, centuries before the birth of Christ.  In chapter 1, God said, “Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished! Wonder! Because I am doing something in your days—you … Continue reading

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Re: Verse reading–Revelation 14 (day three)    “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” Consider what death is: darkness, isolation, hopelessness, abandonment, cessation.  Jesus says in John 8 that the one who counts on him will … Continue reading

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Rest

Re: Verse reading–Revelation 14 (day two)    And I heard a voice from heaven, saying, “Write, ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!’” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “so that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with … Continue reading

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Grapes of wrath

Re: Verse reading–Revelation 14 (day one)    “The angel swung his sickle to the earth, and gathered the clusters from the vine of the earth, and threw them into the great wine press of the wrath of God.”–v 19. It is … Continue reading

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A wartime virtue

Re:Verse passage: Revelation 12:1-6, 13-17; 13:1-4, 11-18 (day seven)  “They did not love their life even when faced with death”–v 12:11. In peacetime, “loving life” is a virtue.  At least, some think so.  “enjoy oneself in all one’s labor. . .during the … Continue reading

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The Woman and The Dragon(Serpent)

Re:Verse passage: Revelation 12:1-6, 13-17; 13:1-4, 11-18 (day six)  This should sound very familiar. From the beginning there is a foreshadowing of redemption to come through the offspring of Eve, redemption from the condemnations of the serpent. Revelation 12 retells for us … Continue reading

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Faithful and Devoted

Re:Verse passage: Revelation 12:1-6, 13-17; 13:1-4, 11-18 (day five)  The saints described in Revelation 12:11 remain faithful and devoted until the very end of the world. Their perspective has never changed or waivered. Their worldview remains biblically based. Sin- Sin is too … Continue reading

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