chronological day 361 :)

Today, we are powering through Revelation – our last book!  Today, please read chapters 3, 4, 5 and 6.  Again, nearly impossible to comment on much of anything in a short blog post – we could spend a year in any one book of the Bible all by itself, let alone the entire work in one year!  I’ll point out a few things, and you find a few things too.  We’ll get through it!  Come on back and let’s visit!

“After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, ‘Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.’ ” Revelation 4:1

“After” is referring to the previous vision (“these things” that he saw in a vision).  John is “looking” in a vision, and sees a door.  It’s interesting that he goes straight from one vision into another.  As soon as one closes, he looks for the next one immediately.  There doesn’t have to be a delay – God is always speaking to us.

“You are worthy,  O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.” Revelation 4:11

The Phillips translation describes this passage as “the ceaseless worship of Heaven”.  I love that. I relate this verse to so many others: Psalm 19:1, Psalm 115:1, Isaiah 6:3, 1 Corinthians 10:31 – the Word is consistent throughout.

“Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood, Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation’ ” Revelation 5:8-9

So much symbolism in Revelation – it can be hard to keep up.  The bowls represent prayers, harps represent worship.

In chapter 6, the 7 seals represent a series of judgements that will be part of a period called the Great Tribulation.  I’m not going to enter the pre-tribulation/post-tribulation debate – I’ll just going to do my best to be ready!  (Someone once said to me, “I’m gonna keep my nose clean if it takes both sleeves! 😉 Amen!). Stay close and trust the Lord!

 

2 thoughts on “chronological day 361 :)

  1. Ralph Madrigal says:

    I love how Revelation is now giving us a new vision of what Jesus looks like. Yesterdays reading says he has white hair and face as bright as the sun. Different view maybe he is now transforming back into GOD or becoming a reflection of GOD. Todays reading lets is know to stay constant, when one chapter ends begin tue next, don’t be idle. It is getting real. Ive heard many stories of revelation and being new to the bible stories don’t do it justice!

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