Daily Devotions: December 9, 2014

Today’s Bible reading is Revelation chapter 6

(Read the entire New Testament in 2014 by reading only one chapter each day)

The book of Revelation is filled with imagery. Though much of it is mysterious and symbolic, each symbol represents a literal truth. The breaking of the seven seals and opening of the scroll represents the future tribulation period. I believe this period to be a literal seven year period. The Great Tribulation will be a period of suffering like the world has never known. Preceding the Great Tribulation period is the rapture of the church. At the conclusion of the Great Tribulation period Christ will set up His kingdom where He will reign for 1,000 years upon the earth. During the millennial reign Satan will be bound. At the the end of the millennial reign Satan will be judged. God is in control of our future. He is completely sovereign and fully reliable. The heavenly Father cares for His creation. He will pour out His wrath in justice against sin. There will be a new heaven and a new earth. He will make all things new. Nothing that happens to us catches God by surprise. He is in control of the future and brings about His perfect plan. We must see where God is working and join Him in His work. Jesus is coming  soon!

Prayer: “Lord make us ready for Your coming. In Jesus name. Amen.”

Randy J. McPheron

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