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Faith’s vision!

Scripture reading for October 26th:  Jeremiah 16-19, Hebrews 11

Key Scriptures:  Hebrews 11:13-16  “These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.  For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland.  . . .But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one.  Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared for them a city.”  

All the great men and women of faith from the Old Testament saw in their spirits the fulfillment of God’s promises.  They never experienced the fulfillment while on earth, but died in anticipation of a heavenly country where God was King.  God, seeing their faith, has prepared a Heavenly City, the New Jerusalem, just for these faithful, and all who trust in His Son, Jesus Christ.

Jeremiah 17:12-13  “A glorious throne set on high from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary.  O Lord, the Hope of Israel, all who forsake You shall be put to shame; those who turn away from You shall be written in the earth, for they have forsaken the Lord, the Fountain of Living Water.”  

Prayer:  Lord, my soul sees Your promises and truth and longs for the coming of Jesus Christ and His righteous rule.  Come, Lord Jesus!  Amen.

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The over-comers open door!

Scripture reading for December 5th:  Revelation 4

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  Revelation 4:1-3, 8  “After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven.  And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.”  At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it.  And the One who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian.  A rainbow, resembling an emerald, encircled the throne. . . .  Day and night they never stop saying: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.””  

John received the letters to the seven churches and wrote them down as instructed.  Immediately after this, John saw an open door in heaven and Jesus invited him to come up and see what was going to take place on earth in the future.  At the word of Jesus, John was immediately transported (caught up) into heaven and saw a glorious throne there with a brilliant person shining like jewels.  Around this throne were angelic creatures crying “Holy, Holy, Holy. .”  

Observations for over-comers:  Our Lord has revealed what will take place at the time of the end.  A “trumpet” will sound and we will be caught up to heaven to meet the Lord!  “A glorious Throne, exalted from the beginning, is the place of our sanctuary!”  (Jeremiah 17:12)

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The likeness of the Glory!

Scripture reading for August 19th: Ezekiel 1-6

Ezekiel had just turned 30 years of age and he was a priest.  He was taken into captivity in Babylon with a group of exiles which included Daniel and his friends.  As they met by the Kebar River to have their Sabbath observances, God opened the heavens and gave Ezekiel a vision that changed his life!  He was called by God to go to his people and give them God’s word.  He was warned by the Lord that God’s people would be rebellious, obstinate and stubborn.  (Ezekiel 2:1-4)

The vision that Ezekiel saw of the throne of God was spectacular.  It began with a windstorm coming from the north with a towering thundercloud and flashing lightning and fire in the center.  Ezekiel could see four living creatures.  (Ezekiel 1:4-9)  These creatures had the form of a man but they had four faces and feet like a calf and four wings with hands underneath.  They glowed like bronze and the faces were that of an eagle, ox, lion and man.  Below on the ground, there was a wheel that sparkled and another intersecting wheel.

As Ezekiel looked he noticed a glowing throne of sapphire above the creatures and on the throne was a figure like that of a man.  He was glowing with fire and brilliant light surrounded Him.  This light looked like a rainbow and glowed with radiance!  (Ezekiel 1:26-28)   This figure had the “likeness of the Glory of God”!  When Ezekiel saw it he fell to the ground in awe!

God has sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to show mankind the Glory of God.  “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)  The gift of the Holy Spirit enables us to have the Glory of God revealed in us by the Spirit.  (2nd Corinthians 3:18)  When the last trumpet blows and Jesus Christ appears we will be instantly transformed into a glorious body, like His glorious body! (1st Thessalonians 4:16-18)  We now carry the “likeness of the Glory of God” because the Spirit of the Son of God lives in us!

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