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“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this message for the churches. I am both the source of David and the heir to his throne. I am the bright morning star.” (Revelation 21:16 NLT).

December 31, 2019

JESUS SEALS HIS REVELATION WITH A FINAL “I AM” STATEMENT Just as Jesus introduced Himself to John at the beginning of the book of Revelation with an “I AM” statement (See Rev. 1:8), so He brings the book to a close with a final one. What is an “I AM” statement? It is a testimony

“And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.” (Revelation 21:2 NLT).

December 30, 2019

ARE YOU BOUND FOR THAT CITY? John saw the “holy city,” the “New Jerusalem,” coming down from heaven. This is the very place that Christ went to prepare, saying, “In my Father’s house are many mansions. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?

“Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. For them the second death holds no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him a thousand years” (Revelation 20:6 NLT).

December 29, 2019

WILL YOU SHARE IN THE FIRST RESURRECTION? John saw a day when all those who share in the “first resurrection” would serve as priests of God and reign with Christ for a thousand years, a millennium. What is this “first resurrection” and who are those who share in it?   The first resurrection began with

“And they were singing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb” (Revelation 15:3 NLT).

December 24, 2019

SINGING OF REDEMPTION ON CHRISTMAS EVE The Apostle John saw a gathering of believers in heaven who had been faithful to the Lord, enduring the persecution of the Beast during the tribulation, without worshiping his image nor taking his mark. John heard them singing a song, which he recognized as the song of Moses and

“And all the people who belong to this world worshiped the beast. They are the ones whose names were not written in the Book of Life that belongs to the Lamb who was slaughtered before the world was made” (Revelation 13:8 NLT).

December 22, 2019

IS YOUR NAME IN THE BOOK OF LIFE? John’s prophecy tells of a figure that will recover from a “mortal wound” (Rev. 13:3), that will unite the world in worshiping him. This individual is called the Beast or the Antichrist. He is a counterfeit christ empowered by Satan to deceive the world during the last

“She gave birth to a son who was to rule all nations with an iron rod. And her child was snatched away from the dragon and was caught up to God and to his throne” (Revelation 12:5 NLT).

December 21, 2019

THE CHRISTMAS VERSE NEVER SEEN ON A CARD I’ve never seen Revelation 12:5 quoted on a Christmas card, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be. When the apostle John was exiled on the Isle of Patmos, the Lord pulled back the curtain between heaven and earth and invited old John to see things from a

“But the people who did not die in these plagues still refused to repent of their evil deeds and turn to God …” (Revelation 9:20 NLT).

December 18, 2019

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BRING REPENTANCE? Six of the seven trumpets have been blown, yet humanity “still refused to repent” If God’s singular purpose during the coming Great Tribulation would be to judge humanity’s sin, then a single, swift flood like in the days of Noah would suffice. But God’s activity is aimed at

“I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!” (Revelation 3:15-16 NLT).

December 12, 2019

JESUS WARNS AGAINST BEING LUKEWARM “You are lukewarm!” These words were given by Jesus to the apostle John to pass on to the church at Laodicea. The ruins of this ancient city are located in the Western part of modern day Turkey. It’s geographic location gives insight to the words of Jesus. Located in the

“But I have this complaint against you. You don’t love me or each other as you did at first” (Revelation 2:4 NLT).

December 10, 2019

JESUS CARES ABOUT OUR LOVE John’s revelation began with seven letters from Jesus to seven churches. Each letter mentioned something specific to the city in which the church was located. Most of the letters began with a commendation followed by a correction. This was the case with the first letter, which was written to Ephesus.

“It was the Lord’s Day, and I was worshiping in the Spirit. Suddenly, I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet blast” (Revelation 1:10 NLT).

December 9, 2019

WORSHIP THAT TURNED TO WITNESS The apostle John was exiled to the Isle of Patmos for preaching the gospel. There, on a Sunday, the revelation of Jesus Christ came to him while he was in worship. The early church fathers reported that John was in a cave on Patmos when the Lord spoke to him.