Christian Devotional – February 22, 2014

Read Revelation chapter 22

VERSE:

Revelation 22:20–He who testifies to these things says, “Yes I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

TRUTH:

What words of joy and hope! Jesus is returning soon. We cannot know the exact time of His return, however, we can have the right attitude. Are we looking expectantly and excitedly for the return of our Lord? Would we say, “Amen, Come Lord Jesus,” just as John says? Are we ready for His return?

RESPONSE:

Father, this world looks more and more ready for Your return every day. I will continue to share Your word, and I am ready for Your return as soon as You would choose to make it. I can’t wait to see You face to face. Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!

Christian Devotional – February 21, 2014

Read Revelation chapter 21

VERSE:

Revelation 21:23–The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light and the Lamb is its lamp.

TRUTH:

In previous temples and tabernacles, when the glory of God filled them, the people had to leave and couldn’t look at them. However, here in the new temple, people are able to not only look, but enter and share with God and bask in His glory. We will be together with God for all of eternity if we have accepted Him as our Lord and Savior. What a beautiful and glorious day!

RESPONSE:

Father, Your glory is amazing! You are so much more than I can imagine. I will praise You today, knowing that someday I will see You in all of Your glory and dwell with You there!

Christian Devotional – February 20, 2014

Read Revelation chapter 20

VERSE:

Revelation 20:15–Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.

TRUTH:

It’s really very simple, either we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and have our names written in the book of life, or we don’t. If we don’t we will be thrown into the lake of life. There is no plan B or alternate way into heaven. Only by accepting Jesus do we have our names written down. Does the book of Life include our names?

RESPONSE:

Father, I praise You. You are holy and just. I am so thankful for You saving me and for writing my name in the book of life. I will share Your message of truth with everyone I know so they may have a chance to accept You.

Christian Devotional – February 19, 2014

Rear Revelation chapter 19

VERSE:

Revelation 19:5–Then a voice came from the throne saying, “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both great and small!”

TRUTH:

So much of the book of Revelation discusses the praise of God. He is indeed worthy of all that we can do to praise and lift Him up. It doesn’t matter whether we have much to be able to praise Him or a little to be able to praise Him. Whatever we have, we are to lift Him up and praise God. We should never allow anything to get in our way of lifting up and praising God.

RESPONSE:

Father, some days I feel that I am great and have a lot to offer, and I will praise and lift You up. Some days I feel so small and insignificant, yet I will give You praise and lift You up. You are worthy of my praise!

Christian Devotional – February 18, 2014

Read Revelation chapter 18

VERSE:

Revelation 18:14–“They will say, ‘The fruit you longed for is gone from you. All your luxury and splendor have vanished never to be recovered.'”

TRUTH:

As Babylon is destroyed, they are reminded that all the luxury and splendor that had once been part of Babylon are gone. We must be careful not to judge things by their appearances. Just because something or someone looks successful on the outside doesn’t mean that they will last or that they are built on a solid foundation. Are we building our lives on the correct foundation? Do we base our lives on following Jesus Christ, or are we solely focused on the things and stuff of this world?

RESPONSE:

Father, I praise You for all that You have done. You are the foundation I will build my life on, not the things of this world. Father, forgive me when I seek after the stuff of this world. I know that You are the only thing that will last and I will seek after You.

Christian Devotional – February 17, 2014

Read Revelation chapter 17

VERSE:

Revelation 17:14–They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings–and with him will be his called, chosen, and faithful followers.

TRUTH:

Even with Christ having the position of authority over all else as King of kings and Lord of lords, evil will still wage war and fight against them. Even though evil knows it will ultimately be defeated, that doesn’t stop it from trying to take as many people down with him as possible. The Lamb will triumph!

RESPONSE:

Father, I know that You are victorious over evil, both now and in the future. You are my Lord and King and I will follow You through anything knowing that You are victorious both today and every day in the future.

Christian Devotional – February 16, 2014

Read Revelation chapter 16

VERSE:

Revelation 16:7–And I heard the altar respond: “Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are your judgments.”

TRUTH:

Even as God is pouring out His judgments on the world, the statement is made that the Lord’s judgments are just and true. We may not understand His judgment, but we can trust it. We don’t have to wonder about it, we can wait and realize that God’s judgment are always exactly what is best.

RESPONSE:

Father, Your judgments are true and just. You are the Lord Almighty and I will praise You through all that happens. I will wait on You and trust all that You do, even Your judgments.

Christian Devotional – February 15, 2014

Read Revelation chapter 15

VERSE:

Revelation 15:4–“Who will not fear you, Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”

TRUTH:

As those saints who have patiently endured the difficulties that God allowed them to go through, they sing a song of praise to God. Al God’s righteous acts have been revealed, so that if there was any doubt about the reason we are to praise God, that will be gone. God is holy and worthy of all the praise.

RESPONSE:

Father, You alone are worthy and holy. I pray You will be glorified now and forever by all the people of all the nations throughout the world. I will seek to lift up Your name today and forever more.

Christian Devotional – February 14, 2014

Read Revelation chapter 14

VERSE:

Revelation 14:12–This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.

TRUTH:

Patience and endurance: two words that many people dislike and try to stay away from. However, during this time, the Lord indicates that things will be difficult for those who are followers of Christ. Will we remain faithful to Jesus even through the difficult and hard times? Will we be willing to patiently endure what He allows us to go through?

RESPONSE:

Father, I pray that You will help me to patiently endure whatever You allow me to go through. I will seek to glorify You no matter what You allow.

Christian Devotional – February 13, 2014

Read Revelation chapter 13

VERSE:

Revelation 13:8–All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast–all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.

TRUTH:

There is no middle ground. Either we will worship and follow God or we will worship and follow Satan. As we are going through our life, do our actions reflect what we say is our choice? Everyone who has received Jesus Christ has had their name written in the book of life. Do we?

RESPONSE:

Father, You have a plan and I must either serve You or I will be serving Satan. I have trusted in You as my Lord and Savior and I will live each day showing and telling the world so that they may choose to follow You, too.