Tag: Revelation 21:3-4

Rejoice! Shout! Sing!

Scripture reading for October 5th:  Habakkuk 2-3, Zephaniah 1-3

Key Scriptures:  Zephaniah 3:14-15, 17  “Sing, O Daughter of Zion shout aloud, O Israel!  Be glad and rejoice with all your heart,  O Daughter of Jerusalem!  The Lord has taken away your punishment, He has turned back your enemy.  The Lord, the King of Israel, is with you;  never again will you fear any harm. . . .The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”  

Zephaniah saw a day coming when God would rescue His people and end their time of punishment.  He would defeat their enemy and be revealed as their great King!  Fear would be removed forever and God’s Presence would comfort and enfold His people as He took great delight in them and rejoiced over them!  What a beautiful picture of prophetic encouragement!  Believers await that day when the Great King is revealed and He surrounds them with His great love and joy!

Rejoicing in eternal joy:  “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them.  They will be His people and God Himself will be with them and be their God.  He will wipe every tear from their eyes.  There will be nor more death, or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”  (Revelation 21:3-4)

 

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Thankful for godly leaders!

Scripture reading for June 27th:  Psalms 97-101

Key Scriptures:  Psalm 101:6-8  “My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; he whose walk is blameless will minister to Me.  No one who practices deceit will dwell in My house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in My presence.  Every morning I will put to silence all the wicked in the land; I will cut off every evildoer from the city of the Lord.”  

David, King of Israel, knew that God was loving yet just.  Because of this, he vowed to live a blameless life and lead the nation with integrity.  He would bless the righteous and punish those doing wickedness.  No evildoer would be allowed in the city of the Lord!  This prefigures Jesus Christ, King of Kings, ruling Jerusalem in complete justice and righteousness and allowing no evil in the New Jerusalem!

Thankful for Jesus Christ, King of Righteousness:  “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them.  The will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God.  He will wipe every tear from their eyes.  There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”  (Revelation 21:3-4)

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