December 23, 2013

Time in Heaven

An angel giving John a tour of heaven showed him "a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month" (Revelation 22:1-2).

"Every month" directly implies time in heaven.

After an introduction to "the great city, the holy Jerusalem," and a detailed examination of the city, its 12 gates, and its walls, John observed, "But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it. Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it" (Revelation 21:22-26).

Two key important parts of this are restated a few verses later: "There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light" (Revelation 22:5).

These do not say there is no sun or moon, but that there is "no need" of the sun or of the moon. The second instance contains an additional word that implies we won't have a desire to hold on to a light as that will be completely unnecessary.

September 6, 2013

24 Thrones

Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads.
Revelation 4:4

August 30, 2013

He who is in you is greater

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
1 John 4:4

August 23, 2013

They think it strange

In regard to these, they think it strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you.
1 Peter 4:4

August 16, 2013

Makes himself an enemy of God

Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
James 4:4

August 9, 2013

God rested on the seventh day

For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”
Hebrews 4:4

August 2, 2013

Turned aside to fables

and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
2 Timothy 4:4

July 26, 2013

Every creature of God is good

For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving
1 Timothy 4:4

July 19, 2013

His own vessel

that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor
1 Thessalonians 4:4

June 28, 2013

One hope of your calling

There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling
Ephesians 4:4

June 21, 2013

The fullness of the time had come

But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law
Galatians 4:4

June 14, 2013

The god of this age

whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.
2 Corinthians 4:4

June 12, 2013

Who can forgive sins?

The scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, “Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”
Luke 5:21

June 7, 2013

Not justified by this

For I know of nothing against myself, yet I am not justified by this; but He who judges me is the Lord.
1 Corinthians 4:4

June 5, 2013

Why have You forsaken Me?

At the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
Mark 15:34, Psalm 22:1

June 1, 2013

Faith without works is righteousness

But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness
Romans 4:5

May 31, 2013

May 29, 2013

May 24, 2013

Many of those who heard the word believed

However, many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.
Acts 4:4

May 22, 2013

What had happened?

Those who fed the swine fled, and they told it in the city and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that had happened.
Mark 5:14

May 15, 2013

Who can this be?

They feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”
Mark 4:41

May 10, 2013

It is written

But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’”
Luke 4:4

May 8, 2013

May 3, 2013

Some seed fell

And it happened, as he sowed, that some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds of the air came and devoured it.
Mark 4:4

May 1, 2013

Which is easier?

Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise, take up your bed and walk’?
Mark 2:9

April 26, 2013

Man shall live by every word from the mouth of God

But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”
Matthew 4:4

April 24, 2013

What new doctrine is this?

Then they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? What new doctrine is this? For with authority He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.”
Mark 1:27

April 19, 2013

Remember the Law

Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, With the statutes and judgments.
Malachi 4:4

April 17, 2013

What do you think?

“What do you think?”

They answered and said, “He is deserving of death.”

Then they spat in His face and beat Him; and others struck Him with the palms of their hands, [68] saying, “Prophesy to us, Christ! Who is the one who struck You?”
Matthew 26:66-68

April 12, 2013

What are these?

So I answered and spoke to the angel who talked with me, saying, “What are these, my lord?”
Zechariah 4:4

April 10, 2013

Who then is faithful and wise?

Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season?
Matthew 24:45

April 5, 2013

Everyone under his vine and his fig tree

But everyone shall sit under his vine and under his fig tree, And no one shall make them afraid; For the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken.
Micah 4:4

April 3, 2013

Which is greater?

Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that sanctifies the gold?
Matthew 23:17

March 27, 2013

Whose Son is the Christ?

“What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?”

They said to Him, “The Son of David.”

He said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying: ‘The LORD said to my Lord,
Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool’? If David then calls Him ‘Lord,’ how is He his Son?”
Matthew 22:42-45

March 22, 2013

Your sacrifices every morning, Your tithes every three days

Come to Bethel and transgress, At Gilgal multiply transgression; Bring your sacrifices every morning, Your tithes every three days.
Amos 4:4

March 20, 2013

Who is this?!

When He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?”
Matthew 21:10

March 15, 2013

Let no man contend

Now let no man contend, or rebuke another; For your people are like those who contend with the priest.
Hosea 4:4

March 13, 2013

Who is the greatest?

At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
Matthew 18:1

March 8, 2013

March 6, 2013

Who are my brothers?

He answered and said to the one who told Him, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?”
Matthew 12:48

March 1, 2013

Lay the iniquity

Lie also on your left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it. According to the number of the days that you lie on it, you shall bear their iniquity.
Ezekiel 4:4

February 27, 2013

What this means

If you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.
Matthew 12:7-8

February 22, 2013

No one breaks it for them

The tongue of the infant clings To the roof of its mouth for thirst; The young children ask for bread, But no one breaks it for them.
Lamentations 4:4

February 20, 2013

What is this generation like?

To what shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their companions and saying: ‘We played the flute for you, And you did not dance; We mourned to you, And you did not lament.’
Matthew 11:16-17

February 15, 2013

Fury like fire

Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, And take away the foreskins of your hearts, You men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, Lest My fury come forth like fire, And burn so that no one can quench it, Because of the evil of your doings.
Jeremiah 4:4

February 13, 2013

What is worthy

Now whatever city or town you enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and stay there till you go out.
Matthew 10:11

February 8, 2013

The spirit of burning

When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and purged the blood of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning
Isaiah 4:4

February 6, 2013

Learn what this means

Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.
Matthew 9:13

February 1, 2013

Like the tower of David

Your neck is like the tower of David, Built for an armory, On which hang a thousand bucklers, All shields of mighty men.
Song of Solomon 4:4

January 30, 2013

Which is easier?

For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk’?
Matthew 9:5

January 25, 2013

Every skillful work

Again, I saw that for all toil and every skillful work a man is envied by his neighbor. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind.
Ecclesiastes 4:4

January 23, 2013

Who does that?

What man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?
Matthew 7:9

January 19, 2013

January 18, 2013

Let your heart retain my words

He also taught me, and said to me: Let your heart retain my words; Keep my commands, and live.
Proverbs 4:4

January 16, 2013

What is your life?

Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Matthew 6:25

January 11, 2013

Meditate within your heart

Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. Selah
Psalm 4:4

January 4, 2013

Upheld him who was stumbling

Your words have upheld him who was stumbling, And you have strengthened the feeble knees
Job 4:4