Behold! The Lord is coming!
Scripture reading for December 22nd: Job 21-23, Psalm 101, Revelation 16
Key Scriptures: Revelation 16:12-17 “The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, an its water dried up, to prepare the way for the kings from the east. And I saw, coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs. For they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for the battle on the great day of God the Almighty. (“Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!”) And they assembled them at the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.”
John watched as the seven angels with the seven bowls of God’s wrath poured them out upon the earth. The sixth angel poured his bowl on the Euphrates river and its water dried up and made a roadway for the kings of the east. Then John observed three unclean spirits, like frogs, spewing out from the mouths of the dragon and false prophet. These unclean spirits would draw the kings of the whole world to gather for the final battle against God in the valley of Armageddon. Jesus then broke into John’s vision with a Word of Wisdom: “Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!” Jesus is totally in control!
Psalm 101:4 “A perverse heart shall be far from me; I will know nothing of evil.”
Faith confession and prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You that You have revealed the final judgments falling upon the earth, the dragon, and false prophet and those under their control. I will hold fast to Your Word; let the Holy Spirit clothe me with Your righteousness today that I may be ready for Your amazing return!
Job 23:10-11 “But He knows the way that I take; when He has tried me, I shall come out as gold. My foot has held fast to His steps; I have kept His way and have not turned aside.”