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Revelation 8

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And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets.

– Revelation 8:2

Revelation 8 begins the trumpet judgments of Revelation. Many Christians see these as predictions of a yet future time. I think that there is good reason to view them as such. Whether that is the interpretation or not, it is clear that there is more to reality than what is seen and perceived with our senses. There is a spiritual realm, and in the spiritual realm there is a great deal taking place.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Revelation 7

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After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”

– Revelation 7:9-10

Missiologists (those who research missions) have long seen this as a prophetic promise and prediction that representatives from all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues (linguistic groups) will be represented before the throne of God, at the time of the ushering in of His kingdom and rule. One thing is certain, there will be great diversity in the Kingdom of God.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Revelation 6

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And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! “For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”

– Revelation 6:15-17

No one will be able to stand in the day of His wrath. Which makes it all the more important that we be found in Christ before that day comes. For, only in Christ has the wrath of God been fully satisfied. Therefore, he who abides in Him, dwells under the refuge of the most high!

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Revelation 5

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And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying:

“Blessing and honor and glory and power
Be to Him who sits on the throne,
And to the Lamb, forever and ever!”

– Revelation 5:13

All of creation will worship He who sits upon the throne of heaven forever and ever!

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Revelation 4

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Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back.

– Revelation 4:6

I think the most dominating feature of Revelation 4 is the throne in the heavenly seen. There is a throne in heaven, and it is not vacant. Christ is seated at the right hand of the Father. And, as Isaiah foretold thousands of years ago, the throne of David will be occupied “from this time forward, even forever” (Isaiah 9:7).

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Revelation 3

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“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

– Revelation 3:20

Many times this verse is use evangelically, but it is good to be reminded that Jesus speaks it not to unbelievers, but to the Church. It is striking to see Jesus knocking upon the door of His church, hoping to be invited in to dine with His people.

Have we put Jesus outside of our churches? I wonder how many churches in our day would not be so welcoming to the Rabbi from Nazareth?

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Revelation 2

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“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” ’

– Revelation 2:7

May God grant you Spiritual wisdom to hear the still small voice of the Spirit, and what He has to say to the church. Not just what He has to say to the churches of Asia, two-thousand years ago, but what He has to say to the Church in our day. God desires that we would hear and heed His word for the Church in our day, lest the lamp-stand of His presence and glory need to be removed from the midst of His congregation.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Revelation 1

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“I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.

– Revelation 1:18

As we come to the final book of the New Testament—a book that has challenged and confused many—it is essential that we remember that this book is the “Revelation of Jesus Christ.” The danger in Revelation is to fall into a speculative, eschatological, Biblical cryptography, when reading through it. If you find in it codes and hidden future secrets, and miss the revealing of Jesus in His magnificent glory, you’ve missed the point.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Jude 1

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Mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.

– Jude 1:2

If you cannot find the words to pray for me, or another person in your life that you feel lead to pray for, you might want to begin with this simple blessing. “May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied.” It may be a very simple prayer, but it’s a good one.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

3 John 1

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Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

– 3 John 1:2

I will likely never meet the vast majority of those who read this daily post. At least not here, at this time. But as John did 2,000 years ago, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health. Especially as we near the end of 2018, and prepare for 2019. May you prosper in all things; body, soul, and spirit!

Helpful Resources

Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

Read the Scriptures at Blue Letter Bible

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon