52 Weeks: #12 Promises

March 22, 2015  •  2 Comments

"Revelation":  The act of revealing.  Hmm.  Ok.  "Revealing":  Giving information about something that was not known or allowing an understanding of something that was hidden.  As you might have guessed, this week's Bible reading was from the book of Revelation.  Reading through in just a couple of sittings was a really cool experience because it is kind of like watching a fantastic movie unfold, complete with dragons, beasts, and heroes on white horses.  The story, a vision in fact, is complex and I must admit, I don't understand a lot of it.  However, among the many intricate symbols in the narrative are several clear promises.  These give me great courage and comfort as I seek to walk with Him.

 

To the one

who conquers

I will grant

to eat

of the

tree of life,

which is in the

paradise of God.

Revelation 2:9

 

 

 

The one who conquers

will be clothed thus in white garments,

and I will never blot his name

out of the book of life.

I will confess his name

before my Father and

before his angels.

Revelation 3:15

 

 

 

Behold,

I stand at the door

and knock.

If anyone hears my voice and

opens the door,

I will come in to him and

eat with him,

and he with me. 

Revelation 3:20

 

 

 

 

He will wipe away every tear

from their eyes,

and death shall be no more,

neither shall there be mourning,

nor crying, nor pain anymore,

for the former things

have passed away.

Revelation 21:4

 

 

 

 

I am the Alpha and the Omega,

the beginning and the end.

To the thirsty

I will give from the spring of the

water of life

without payment. 

Revelation 21:6

 

 

 

The one who conquers will have this heritage,

and I will be his God and he will be my son. 

Revelation 21:7

 

So, here's what I know for sure about the book of Revelation:  There's a war between good and bad, specifically between Satan and God.  God sent His only Son Jesus, the perfect sacrifice, to be the Savior.  He wins.  People like you and me that take refuge in the Savior will be saved and thus, receive some awesome blessings.

This is one time where telling you the end of the story is not a spoiler alert.  Instead, it is a comfort and encouragement.

 

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To God be the glory!

Rachel

 


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Olive Wagar(non-registered)
I love that there will be no tears!!!!!!
Lisa Carter(non-registered)
Beautiful, Rachel.
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