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The fall of Babylon and the reign of Christ

The fall of Babylon and the reign of Christ
John shows us the end of this age and the beginning of the Millennial age on earth.Revelation 18:The Fall of Babylon1 After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was made bright with his glory.2 And he called out with a mighty voice, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling pl...
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Seven angels with seven bowls of wrath

Seven angels with seven bowls of wrath
John starts seeing the end of the earth's evil system. Here the 7 bowls of wrath are poured out by the 7 angels upon an unrepentant population on the earth.Revelation 16: The Seven Bowls of God's Wrath1 Then I heard a loud voice from the temple telling the seven angels, "Go and pour out on the earth the seven bowls of the wrath of God."2 So the fir...
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The messages of angels

The messages of angels
John shows us more of what is to come on the earth for those who reject the gospel of Jesus Christ. In this case the gospel is proclaimed by angels.Revelation 14: The Lamb and the 144,0001 Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads.2 And I heard a v...
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The woman and the dragon

The woman and the dragon
Back to finish off Revelation this week. See if you can pick some of the parallels with the book of Daniel. Have a wonderful week.Revelation 12: The Woman and the Dragon1 And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.2 She was pregnant and was crying out in b...
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The vision of a man - Persia, Greece, Jerusalem at the end of days

The vision of a man - Persia, Greece, Jerusalem at the end of days
Some things are less obvious in prophecy. This morning's chapters have caused much discussion among theologians, but there are still some obvious truths that can be applied. Be blessed friends.Daniel 10: Daniel's Terrifying Vision of a Man1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a word was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar. And the ...
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The goat, the ram and the anti-Christ

The goat, the ram and the anti-Christ
Not all prophecy is difficult to understand. Sometimes the text tells us exactly what it means. That's what we have here in today's reading with the Ram and the goat. Take a look.Daniel 8:Daniel's Vision of the Ram and the Goat1 In the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar a vision appeared to me, Daniel, after that which appeared to me at the...
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The writing on the wall, the lions den and the end of the age

The writing on the wall, the lions den and the end of the age
There is always a season that we need to recognise in our lives. For Babylon it was the writing on the wall and judgement by the Persians. For Daniel it was a time of trial in the lions' den. For us it is acknowledging that Jesus fulfils the purposes of the Ancient of Days even until the end of the age.Daniel 5: The Handwriting on the Wall1 King Be...
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A fire that didn't burn and a king who would kneel

A fire that didn't burn and a king who would kneel
We have all heard that pride comes before a fall. King Neb has this personal experience in today's reading. Enjoy Christ's presence today.Daniel 3: Nebuchadnezzar's Golden Image1 King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, whose height was sixty cubits and its breadth six cubits. He set it up on the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.2 Then K...
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Daniel - the interpreter of dreams

Daniel - the interpreter of dreams
This week we will be whizzing through the book of Daniel simply because it fits so well sandwiched between Revelation. Daniel and his friends are taken to Babylon and Daniel after 3 years begins a ministry of being the Lord's interpreter of dreams, similar to Joseph before him.Daniel 1: Daniel Taken to Babylon1 In the third year of the reign of Jeh...
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The seven trumpets

The seven trumpets
The description of judgement by John continues...Revelation 8:The Seventh Seal and the Golden Censer1 When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.2 Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.3 And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer...
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The seven seals

The seven seals
There are some things that will happen on the earth in the future that are determined by God against a rebellious world. The message is repent and believe in Christ as Saviour.Revelation 6: The Seven Seals1 Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, "Come!"2...
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The throne room of heaven

The throne room of heaven
We are all shown the throne room today. I love John's description here. Of course being a holy man carried along by the Holy Spirit, the words are not his, but the Lord's. Enjoy and continue to be blessed!Revelation 4:The Throne in Heaven1 After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaki...
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The seven churches

The seven churches
We begin our study from the book of Revelation. We will go through this book for the next two weeks.Revelation 1:Prologue1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,2 who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimo...
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Your Word is a lamp to my feet

Your Word is a lamp to my feet
We continue with the rest of Psalm 119. May His word be your light and lamp today and every day. Psalms 119: 89 --- Lamedh --- Forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.90 Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.91 By your appointment they stand this day, for all things are yo...
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It is good for me that I was afflicted

It is good for me that I was afflicted
What does the Word of God mean for you? Today we hear the testimony of the psalmist on the first half of Psalm 119. This Psalm is entirely devoted to describing the scriptures and the worth for us as worshipers of the living God.Psalms 119: Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet --- Aleph --- 1 Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law ...
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The Stone the builders rejected

The Stone the builders rejected
These next few Psalms exalt the Lord's presence, glory, care, faithfulness and steadfast love. Our response is simply to offer up praise and worship.Psalms 114: Tremble at the Presence of the Lord1 When Israel went out from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,2 Judah became his sanctuary, Israel his dominion.3 The sea looked...
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I am poor and needy

I am poor and needy
These Psalms show aspects of God's character and His will for His people. They also prophesy about the ministry of the Saviour to come. Psalms 109: Help Me, O LORD My God To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.1 Be not silent, O God of my praise!2 For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues.3 They enc...
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Tell of all His wonderful works

Tell of all His wonderful works
We all have a story to tell. Why not share yours with someone today. Be blessed with His presence and grace today.Psalms 105: Tell of All His Wonderful Works1 Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!2 Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!3 Glory in his holy name; let the hea...
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Bless the Lord O my soul!

Bless the Lord O my soul!
What's king David's answer to the challenges of life?….Just keeping praising God. Psalms 103:Bless the LORD, O My Soul Of David.1 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,3 who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,4 who redeems your life...
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Sing a new song

Sing a new song
What characteristics about our Saviour bring you the most comfort? It varies depending on the season doesn't it. Today we consider a few psalms that speak of the central character traits of our great God. Be blessed as you read and pray.Psalms 98: Make a Joyful Noise to the LORD. A Psalm.1 Oh sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvellous ...
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