Daily Devotions: December 24, 2014

Today’s Bible reading is Revelation chapter 17

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

In the coming Great Tribulation period the one world religious system will be exposed. It is a false system, empowered by Satan and will mislead multitudes of people. It is counterfeit and full of damnable heresies that cause people to turn away from God and practice sin. God will not only expose it but He will also judge it. That is what false religion does. It looks and smells nice on the outside, but inside it is rotten and eventually leads to death. If all you are is religious then you are lost. Jesus Christ did not come into this world to give us another religion. He came so that we might have life! The grace of Christmas has come to us in the person of Jesus Christ, and the gift of Christmas is eternal life through Him. Don’t just know about Christ this Christmas, know Christ personally through a born-again experience. John 1:12 says, “But to as many as received Him, to them gave He the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.” You become a son or daughter of God by receiving Jesus Christ into your heart as your personal Lord and Savior.

Prayer: “Lord Jesus, please expose the many false religions of our day and open eyes to the truth about who Jesus is. Overcome deception and evil and empower your church to proclaim Christ to the nations. In Jesus name. Amen.”

Randy J. McPheron