Devotion: A brief summary of our text

Posted Yesterday, 12:00 by A Thought for the Day on Teaching/Education


A FAILED BUILDING PROGRAM
"And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and...

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Devotion: Conclusion of series

Posted Mar 27th, 12:00 by A Thought for the Day on Teaching/Education


THE COMING STATE OF GLORY
"And he showed me 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. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of...

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Devotion: Them which keep the sayings

Posted Mar 25th, 12:00 by A Thought for the Day on Teaching/Education


THE COMING STATE OF GLORY
Devotion 36 of 37
THEM WHICH KEEP THE SAYINGS
"Blessed is he who KEEPS THE SAYINGS the words of the prophecy of this book . . . I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which KEEP THE SAYINGS of this book." (Verses 7 and 9, Revelation 22:1-9, NKJV)
What a marvelous reality is here unveiled! Not only is the angel linked to the Prophets and to the Apostles, he also identifies himself...

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Devotion: Your brethren the prophets

Posted Mar 24th, 12:00 by A Thought for the Day on Teaching/Education


THE COMING STATE OF GLORY
Devotion 35 of 37
"YOUR BRETHREN THE PROPHETS"
"Then he said to me, See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of YOUR BRETHREN THE PROPHETS, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God." (Verse 9, Revelation 22:1-9, NKJV).
What a marvelous triad! The angel, the Prophets, and those who keep the words of this book. From one point of view, there was a vast difference between those...

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Devotion: "Do it not!"

Posted Mar 23rd, 12:00 by A Thought for the Day on Teaching/Education


THE COMING STATE OF GLORY
Devotion 34 of 37
"DO IT NOT!"
"Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. Then he said to me, See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God." (Verse 8-9, Revelation 22:1-9,...

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Devotion: Conclusion to series

Posted Mar 22nd, 12:00 by A Thought for the Day on Teaching/Education


THE COMING STATE OF GLORY
Devotion 33 of 37
A HASTY RESPONSE TO AN OVERWHELMING VISION
"Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. Then he said to me, See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God."...

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Devotion: A hasty response to an overwhelming vision

Posted Mar 21st, 12:00 by A Thought for the Day on Teaching/Education


THE COMING STATE OF GLORY
Devotion 33 of 37
A HASTY RESPONSE TO AN OVERWHELMING VISION
"Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. Then he said to me, See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God."...

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Devotion: A hasty response to an overwhelming vision

Posted Mar 20th, 12:00 by A Thought for the Day on Teaching/Education


THE COMING STATE OF GLORY
Devotion 33 of 37
A HASTY RESPONSE TO AN OVERWHELMING VISION
"Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. Then he said to me, See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God."...

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Devotion: A particular kind of prophecy

Posted Mar 18th, 12:00 by A Thought for the Day on Teaching/Education


THE COMING STATE OF GLORY
Devotion 32 of 37
A PARTICULAR KIND OF PROPHECY
"Behold, I come quickly: Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book" (Verse 7, Revelation 22:1-9, NKJV)
This book is "prophecy" – like the visions of Daniel and Ezekiel, it portrays the truth of God in picture form. Remember, Daniel spoke of the triumph of the Kingdom of God as a small stone, hewn out of mountain without hands, crushing a gigantic statue, and...

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Devotion: The pronounced blessing

Posted Mar 17th, 12:00 by A Thought for the Day on Teaching/Education


THE COMING STATE OF GLORY
Devotion 31 of 37
THE PRONOUNCED BLESSING
"Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book." (Verse 7, Revelation 22:1-9, NKJV).
Other versions read, "he who HEEDS the words of the prophecy of this book" (NASB), "the person who OBEYS the words" (CJB), "FOLLOWS the words" (GWN), "IS KEEPING the words" (YLT), "he who OBSERVES AND LAYS TO HEART AND KEEPS the truths of the prophecy (the predictions, consolations, and warnings)" (AMPLIFIED).
The etymological meaning...

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Devotion: I am coming quickly

Posted Mar 16th, 12:00 by A Thought for the Day on Teaching/Education


THE COMING STATE OF GLORY
Devotion 30 of 37
I AM COMING QUICKLY
"Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book." (Verse 7, Revelation 22:1-9, NKJV). The phrase "I am coming quickly" is repeated in verses 12 and 20, as well as the eleventh verse of chapter three.
Other versions read, "I am coming soon" (NIV), "I come shortly" (GENEVA). The word translated "quickly" has the following lexical meaning: "speedily (without delay)" (THAYER),...

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Devotion: Not confined to time

Posted Mar 15th, 12:00 by A Thought for the Day on Teaching/Education


THE COMING STATE OF GLORY
Devotion 29 of 37
NOT CONFINED TO TIME
"And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must SHORTLY take place." (Verse 6, Revelation 22:1-9, NKJV)
Other versions read, "soon" (NIV), "are now to come about (BBE), "must quickly take place" (CSB), "happen soon" (GWN), and "come quickly" (YLT).
Remember, the things which are said to take place "shortly" include the following.
1.  The first earth passing away, and there being...

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Devotion: Things that must shortly come to pass

Posted Mar 14th, 12:00 by A Thought for the Day on Teaching/Education


THE COMING STATE OF GLORY
Devotion 28 of 37
THINGS THAT MUST SHORTLY TAKE PLACE
"Then he said to me, These words are faithful and true. And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must SHORTLY TAKE PLACE." (Verse 6, Revelation 22:1-9, NKJV)
This is the second time the Lord has made this point. The first verse of chapter one of the Revelation affirmed, "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto...

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Devotion: God is showing His servants

Posted Mar 13th, 12:00 by A Thought for the Day on Teaching/Education


THE COMING STATE OF GLORY
Devotion 27 of 37
GOD IS SHOWING HIS SERVANTS
"Then he said to me, These words are faithful and true. And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place." (Verse 6, Revelation 22:1-9, NKJV)
See the Divine intention and initiative. It is glorious! The "holy prophets," rejected by those who heard them,  were preparing the people of God for what we are reading. They wrote...

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Devotion: They shall reign forever and ever

Posted Mar 11th, 12:00 by A Thought for the Day on Teaching/Education


THE COMING STATE OF GLORY
Devotion 26 of 37
THEY SHALL REIGN FOREVER AND EVER
"And they shall reign forever and ever. Then he said to me, These words are faithful and true. And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place." (Verse 5b-6, Revelation 22:1-9, NKJV)
The magnitude of the glory set before us continues to grow. A river of water of life, trees yielding a variety of fruit,...

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