Posts with the tag “revelation”
by Audrey Rogers on December 29th, 2020
Revelation 22:5They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light. Isn’t it interesting that the Bible begins and ends with a world filled with light yet with no sun? On the first day, God said, “Let there be light!” And there was light. Yet the sun wasn’t created until the fourth day. And then at the end of time, the sun will no longer render its services for the Lord Hi...
by Audrey Rogers on December 28th, 2020
Revelation 21:5Behold, I am making all things new. Glory! Hallelujah! What a promise! He’s making all things new. He’s not coming in to replace things, but to renew things. And not just to its original intent. But to something much greater than we could ever imagine. When God created the world, He saw everything that he had made, and behold, Genesis tells us, it was very good. But think about it. ...
by Audrey Rogers on December 25th, 2020
Revelation 20:10Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. Death will one day die! Yes, that ole Grim Reaper will have reaped his last. And with one fell swoop, he and his tired looking sickle will be plunged over the precipice of time and eternity and will splash into the lake that burns with fire. And our mortal enemy will be gone forever. And a new age will dawn. One that will be u...
by Audrey Rogers on December 24th, 2020
Revelation 19:11-13Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name of which he is called is The Word of God. What an a...
by Audrey Rogers on December 23rd, 2020
Revelation 18:4-5Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues, for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. No one wants to be the odd man out, but sometimes, as a follower of Christ, that’s exactly what we’ll need to be. We don’t want to cause rift or upset friends and acquaintances, but it will likely happen once you ...
by Audrey Rogers on December 22nd, 2020
Revelation 17:14They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is the Lord of lords, and King of kings, and those with him are called the chosen and faithful. Have you taken league with the lamb? Of all the critters we should link up with in a great war, why in the world would you want to? A lamb is not going to do anything for you. Maybe you’d be better off with a wolf or ...
by Audrey Rogers on December 21st, 2020
Revelation 16:15Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed! Being prepared for something most people aren’t even thinking about takes courage and resolution. Think about Noah. Here’s a man who builds a boat in the middle of the wilderness. It makes no sense. The sea is miles away and the old codg...
by Audrey Rogers on December 18th, 2020
Revelation 15:3Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty!Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations!Noble words for a noble King. If you haven’t taken some time just to reflect on the God we serve, now might be a good time to do that. His deeds are amazing. His ways are wonderful. And He rules the nations with equity and the affairs of man with justice. Every earth...
by Audrey Rogers on December 17th, 2020
Revelation 14:13“Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Sprit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!” Wikipedia says a ripple effect occurs when an initial disturbance to a system propagates outward to disturb an increasingly larger portion of the system. Do you know that as a believer in Christ, you are here to “disturb” the...
by Audrey Rogers on December 16th, 2020
Revelation 13:10Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints. Sometimes life calls for endurance. The weather may not be fair. And the sun may not shine. The clouds may hang low. And the wind may blow against you. People may speak ill of you. And you might be infirm in body or mind. Your finances might be in tatters. And you cherished plans blown to heck. But the Scriptures issues to u...
by Audrey Rogers on December 15th, 2020
Revelation 12:10Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before God. Do you know you have an accuser? That’s right. His name is the devil. And that’s what his name means. “Accuser.” You might not know it, but he stands before the throne of God day and ni...
by Audrey Rogers on December 14th, 2020
Revelation 11:15The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever. You’ve probably seen the cartoons that depict heaven as this airy, misty experience, where the saints go floating by on clouds and playing harps. However, nothing could be further from the truth. We are not going up to heaven, but rather heaven is coming down to earth...
by Audrey Rogers on December 11th, 2020
Revelation 10:10I took the little scroll from the hand of the angel and ate it. It was sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it my stomach was made bitter. Sometimes things take a little while to set in. What first sounds like a juicy morsel can turn out to be a bit bitter. Information can be much this way. We meddle and pry to stay in the know. We try to connect the dots to solve a dar...
by Audrey Rogers on December 10th, 2020
Revelation 9:20The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk. It’s a sad state of affairs when we worship the works of our hands. I’ve built this company with my own two hands.I’ve built this legacy with my own two hands....
by Audrey Rogers on December 9th, 2020
Revelation 8:1When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. Sometimes silence can make us feel uncomfortable. So, we fill it with nervous chatter. We degenerate into restless movements. We try to make something happen, instead of letting it happen. But when Jesus is around, you can just let him do his thing. We can run to the rescue, but what good will ...
by Audrey Rogers on December 8th, 2020
Revelation 7:9-10Behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne, and before the lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” Take a moment to imagine this great scene. All races, t...
by Audrey Rogers on December 7th, 2020
Revelation 6:10How long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth? How long, oh Lord? How long must the scale of justice sit in ruins? 400 hundred years of Egyptian slavery400 years of systemic racism400 years of religious persecution Generations come and generations go, and yet debts go unresolved and acts go unrestored. Centuries of brutality and ages of oppressi...
by Audrey Rogers on December 4th, 2020
Revelation 5:5Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah… has conquered! Today we weep. Today we grieve. Today we mourn. But tomorrow we will weep no more. And on that day the lion will stand victorious. All obstacles removed. All enemies vanquished. And we will have the lion, who is called Jesus, to thank for it. We tried and failed. Yet he came and succeeded. All praise goes to the lam...
by Audrey Rogers on December 3rd, 2020
Revelation 4:10They cast their crowns before the throne. Don’t we all love being rewarded? Some have been crowned Miss Universe; others have been crowned valedictorian. But one day, those who are in Christ, will be crowned with the greatest crown of all – the crown of life (Rev. 2:10). And yet, it’s interesting, only two chapters later, you can hear the clang of crowns being cast hither and yon. B...
by Audrey Rogers on December 2nd, 2020
Revelation 3:15-16You are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold of hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. Most people like their tea hot, and their beverage chilled with ice. Not many people take their drink lukewarm. And that would include Jesus. Therefore, this is a call to refuse mediocrity. If you’re going to be something...
by Audrey Rogers on December 1st, 2020
Revelation 2:7He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. Have you ever tried to give away some furniture, and can’t seem to get anybody to take it? But the moment you put a price on it, it’s gone by the end of the day! Same principle applies to the things of God. If the Lord made his will painfully clear, nobody would seem to value it. But if he were to keep it just out ...
by Audrey Rogers on November 30th, 2020
Revelation 1:17-18Fear not, I am the first and the last. Some people show up for the ribbon cutting, then duck out when it comes time to run the business. Others leave you to get things up and running, then join you once things become established. Jesus, however, is with you from day one, and remains by your side to the very end. He’s the first and the last and everything in between. He’s constant...