December 31, 2012
Read Revelation 19-22
Revelation 19:11-13 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
At the end of the Tribulation The Lord Jesus Christ will bring the world into subjection to His reign. The Antichrist and false prophet will be cast into the lake of fire.
Revelation 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
At the end of the Millennium the devil will be loosed for a season, and then he will be cast into the lake of fire. Notice that the beast and false prophet are still there suffering in the lake of fire.
Revelation 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
We do not deserve such a place to dwell in, but those of us who are saved by the blood of the Lamb have our names written in the Lamb’s book of life. It will be a wonderful place.
When my wife reads a novel she often reads the end of the book first to make sure she wants to read the whole book. She won’t waste her time reading a book if she doesn’t like the ending. Well we know what the end of the book says for us as Christian. Satan loses his battle. Heaven is real, and God wins. We are on the winning side. It should motivate us to keep on keeping on.
Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
One of John’s purposes in writing this book was to reveal Jesus in such a way that the unsaved would be drawn to Christ.
The end of the New Testament and this journal.
Proverbs 31:2 What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?
This chapter may be the words of Bathsheba. After her sin of adultery with David, she lost the son that had been born. If Solomon was the son of her vows, it appears she had repented of her adultery and made some vows to God asking Him for another son.
As we make resolutions for the new year, let us commit to those things that will help us walk in the Spirit with a closer relationship with Christ.