August 31, 2012

Know what the Master is doing

You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.
John 15:14-15

August 30, 2012

The Full Joy of Jesus

These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.
John 15:11

August 29, 2012

The Sovereign LORD has sworn by his holiness

The Sovereign LORD has sworn by his holiness: The time will surely come when you will be taken away with hooks, the last of you with fishhooks.
Amos 4:2

August 28, 2012

On the day I punish Israel

“On the day I punish Israel for her sins, I will destroy the altars of Bethel;
the horns of the altar will be cut off and fall to the ground.
I will tear down the winter house along with the summer house;
the houses adorned with ivory will be destroyed and the mansions will be demolished,”
declares the LORD.
Amos 3:14-15

August 27, 2012

They do not know how to do right

“They do not know how to do right,” declares the LORD,
“who hoard plunder and loot in their fortresses.”
Amos 3:10

August 26, 2012

When disaster comes to a city, has not the LORD caused it?

When a trumpet sounds in a city, do not the people tremble?
When disaster comes to a city, has not the LORD caused it?
Amos 3:6

August 25, 2012

The large crowd listened to him with delight

David himself calls him Lord. How then can he be his son?

The large crowd listened to him with delight.
Mark 12:37

August 24, 2012

Three times in the year

Three times in the year all your men shall appear before the Lord, the LORD God of Israel. For I will cast out the nations before you and enlarge your borders; neither will any man covet your land when you go up to appear before the LORD your God three times in the year.
Exodus 34:23-24

August 23, 2012

Coming soon

Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book.
Revelation 22:7

August 22, 2012

No more night

There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.

The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.”
Revelation 22:5-6

August 21, 2012

The leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations

On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
Revelation 22:2

August 20, 2012

The river of the water of life

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
Revelation 22:1-2

August 19, 2012

August 17, 2012

The dwelling of God

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.
Revelation 21:3

August 16, 2012

Earth and sky fled from his presence

Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them.
Revelation 20:11

August 15, 2012

With justice he judges and makes war

I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war.
Revelation 19:11

August 14, 2012

Worship God!

At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
Revelation 19:10

August 13, 2012

Fine linen

Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.
Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.
(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.)
Revelation 19:7-8

August 12, 2012

In one hour massive wealth has been destroyed

Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her: death, mourning and famine.

She will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.

When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her and shared her luxury see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her.

Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off and cry:

Woe! Woe, O great city, O Babylon, city of power! In one hour your doom has come!

The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes any more— cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory, costly wood, bronze, iron and marble; cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and bodies and souls of men.

They will say, The fruit you longed for is gone from you. All your riches and splendor have vanished, never to be recovered.

The merchants who sold these things and gained their wealth from her will stand far off, terrified at her torment. They will weep and mourn and cry out:

Woe! Woe, O great city, dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet, and glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls! In one hour such great wealth has been brought to ruin!

Every sea captain, and all who travel by ship, the sailors, and all who earn their living from the sea, will stand far off.

When they see the smoke of her burning, they will exclaim, Was there ever a city like this great city?

They will throw dust on their heads, and with weeping and mourning cry out:

Woe! Woe, O great city, where all who had ships on the sea became rich through her wealth!

In one hour she has been brought to ruin!
Rejoice over her, O heaven!
Rejoice, saints and apostles and prophets!
God has judged her for the way she treated you.

Then a mighty angel picked up a boulder the size of a large millstone and threw it into the sea, and said:

With such violence the great city of Babylon will be thrown down, never to be found again.

The music of harpists and musicians, flute players and trumpeters, will never be heard in you again.

No workman of any trade will ever be found in you again.

The sound of a millstone will never be heard in you again.

The light of a lamp will never shine in you again.

The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again.

Your merchants were the world's great men.

By your magic spell all the nations were led astray.

In her was found the blood of prophets and of the saints, and of all who have been killed on the earth.
Revelation 18:8-24

August 11, 2012

Torture and Grief for Glory and Luxury

Give her as much torture and grief as the glory and luxury she gave herself.

In her heart she boasts, ‘I sit as queen; I am not a widow, and I will never mourn.'
Revelation 18:7

August 10, 2012

The earth was illuminated by his splendor

After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor.

With a mighty voice he shouted:

“Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!

She has become a home for demons and a haunt for every evil spirit, a haunt for every unclean and detestable bird.

For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries.

The kings of the earth committed adultery with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.”
Revelation 18:1-3

August 9, 2012

The Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings

They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.
Revelation 17:14

August 8, 2012

This calls for a mind with wisdom

“This calls for a mind with wisdom.

“The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for a little while. The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction.

“The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast. They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”
Revelation 17:9-14

August 7, 2012

Huge hailstones of about a hundred pounds each

From the sky huge hailstones of about a hundred pounds each fell upon men. And they cursed God on account of the plague of hail, because the plague was so terrible.
Revelation 16:21

August 6, 2012

The cities of the nations collapsed

The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. God remembered Babylon the Great and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of his wrath.
Revelation 16:19

August 4, 2012

No earthquake like it since man has been on earth

Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since man has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake.
Revelation 16:18

August 2, 2012

Blessed is he keeps his clothes with him

“Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed.”
Revelation 16:15

August 1, 2012

The Purpose of Global Warming

The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was given power to scorch people with fire. They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify him.
Revelation 16:8-9