Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wednesday, April 22nd: Daniel 11-12, Revelation 9 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Daniel 11-12; Revelation 9

Last year we studied the book of Daniel more in depth, and the details of the fulfillment of the prophecies in Daniel 11 that have already taken place is absolutely incredible.  If you want to read about them, you can click on this post - it's amazing!

The bottom line is that history is His story.  He is writing it, and it is unfolding exactly as He has planned.  What's amazing is that He is writing us into His story - even though He doesn't need us.  What a privilege!  Who are you going to be in the story?

It's also clear that God will purge and redeem His people, and that the world will end in a holocaust but Jesus will triumph over that and we will live victoriously with Him forever.

3 And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
I want to shine, radiating the glory of the Saviour to those around me!

Rayburn has a couple really great quotes about our Revelation passage.....
It is a reminder that while the Lord in his justice will and must punish the unbelieving and the wicked, his love, mercy and desire to save lie still closer to the center of his heart....

This world rings with judgment, with punishment, with vengeance from heaven for one reason only: that we might never forget what life in this world is all about and the one thing and one thing only that matters. Do we have the seal that protects us from harm in this world and the next, the seal that is given through faith in Jesus Christ, or do we not? Compared to this question, there are no other questions!

 Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Ecclesiastes 1-3; Revelation 10


Conrad said...

I do not believe anyone has written a book about me or mentioned me, but the Book of Life is going to have me listed in it!

Thank you for Rayburn's comments Tammy, good points to ponder.

Pamela said...

The truth is hard to swallow sometimes. I find it interesting that scholars cannot discredit Daniel and so they try and come at it a different way--that it was written after it happened. It's hard for our finite minds to wrap our heads around an infinite God that always was, always is, and always will be. He knows the future and the past and reveals it to us through his Word.