Scripture reading for December 4th: Daniel 7-10, Revelation 4
Key Scriptures: Revelation 4:1-3 “After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had 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 behold, a throne stood in heaven, with One seated on the throne. And He who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian, and around the throne was a rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald.”
As John finished the dictation from Jesus Christ, he saw a door open in heaven and an invitation to enter. Immediately he was transported to the throne room of God Almighty! He was overcome with the throne and the One seated there. There was light, beauty, color and preciousness that John described as best he could under the Spirit’s guidance. John’s experience was similar to Daniel’s vision!
Daniel 7:9-10 “As I looked, thrones were placed and the Ancient of Days took His seat; His clothing was white as snow, and the hair of His head like pure wool; His throne was fiery flames; its wheels were burning fire. A stream of fire issued and came out from before Him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him; the court sat in judgment, and the books were opened.”
Prayer: Lord, I long to see You and Your glorious throne and the thousands that attend to You. Thank You for preparing us with these heavenly visions by Daniel and John the Apostle. Amen.
Scripture reading for October 1st: Isaiah 15-17, 1 Timothy 6
Key Scriptures: 1st Timothy 6:13-17 “I charge you in the presence of God, Who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in His testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which He will display at the proper time–He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, Who alone has immortality, Who dwells in unapproachable light, Whom no one has ever seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.”
Paul charged Timothy with the sacred duty to love God and love others. Christ Jesus could return at any time. He, alone, is worthy of our love and obedience as He is King of kings and Lord of lords. His holiness and power deserve honor and He will have eternal dominion.
Isaiah 16:5 “. . . then a throne will be established in steadfast love, and on it will sit in faithfulness in the tent of David One who judges and seeks justice and is swift to do righteousness.”
Prayer: Lord, we long for Your return and the righteous rule of Your glorious throne. We love You and give You the honor and obedience due the King of kings. Amen.
Scripture reading for December 6th: Revelation 5
Key Scriptures for over-comers: Revelation 5:9-11 “And they sang a new song: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because You were slain, and with Your blood You purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth. Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and living creatures and elders.”
John noticed a crowd in heaven around the throne. This crowd numbered in the tens and hundred of millions. The elders around the throne were singing a new song of worship to the Lamb on the throne. This song extolled the sacrifice of His blood for people of every tribe, tongue and nation and their transformation into a kingdom of priests that would reign on the earth!
Observations for over-comers: Heaven will be full of worship and celebration of the sacrifice of the Lamb. New songs will flow from those around the throne! “Sing to the Lord a new song , for He has done marvelous things; His right Hand and His holy Arm have worked salvation for Him!” (Psalm 98:1)