Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Tuesday, December 27th: Revelation 19-20 ~ Danae

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Revelation 19-20

However much we are able to interpret the book of Revelation, we are left with no doubt as to Who will be victorious in the end. God will reign victorious & satan will be defeated.

Revelation 20:14-15 -
Then death & Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

Not only that, but verse 15 is clear that for anyone who by faith has not identified with Christ, confessing him as Lord, there will be no hope, no second chance, no other appeal.

Who is coming to defeat satan? “Faithful & True”, “Word of God”, “King of Kings & Lord of Lords”. I love these descriptions of Jesus & yet, according to 19:12, there are no names that can do him justice. “His eyes are like blazing fire, & on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.”

Jesus loves us & extends to all his mercy & forgiveness, but the time is coming when his wrath will be displayed on those who refuse to believe. We need to spread God's love to those around us, but we can't ignore his wrath.

While some may wonder how a God of love can really love if he would ever truly condemn someone, however to me, this makes him all the greater. He won't be walked over, he won't be mocked; He will have his way.

We need to make sure to tell others about God's love with urgency, recognizing that his wrath is real & is coming, at which time there will be no second chances.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Revelation 21-22


Nathan said...

God loves us enough that He gives us a lifetime of chances to turn to Him, we have the choice in that lifetime (however long that will be) to turn and follow Him, or not. What an opportunity! When our lives are over, it's done, we either have already made the choice to follow Him, or we haven't.

Tammy said...

So glad that we can know with certainty that we are on the winning side, even though we don't deserve it.