Tag: Revelation 3:10-12

Remember Lot’s wife

Scripture reading for March 25th: Luke 17

Key Scriptures: Luke 17:28-32 “Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot–they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all-so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed. On that day, let the one who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away, and likewise let the one who is in the field not turn back. Remember Lot’s wife.”

The Pharisees asked Jesus when the kingdom of God was going to come. Jesus responded that the coming kingdom was not visible, but would be an inside job, within each person. He then proceeded to instruct His disciples on the time when the kingdom of God would be revealed. He likened it to the days of Noah, when all mankind, except for Noah and his family, would be going about their normal lives and then suddenly the flood came and swept them all away. He then used Lot and Sodom and Gomorrah as another example of His sudden return and the destruction of the wicked and the saving of Lot and his family. Lot’s wife, however, looked back at the burning city, ignoring God’s instructions. She was turned into a pillar of salt in judgment on her lack of steadfast faith with her heart still in Sodom.

Genesis 19:15-17, 26 “As morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Up! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be swept away in the punishment of the city.” But he lingered. So the men seized him and his wife and his two daughters by the hand, the Lord being merciful to him, and they brought him out and set him outside of the city. And as they brought them out, one said, ‘Escape with your life. Do not look back or stop anywhere in the valley. Escape to the hills lest you be swept away.” . . . “But Lot’s wife, behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.”

Faith confession and prayer: Lord Jesus, Your Word is truth and life to those who will hear. Help me to remember the lessons You taught about perseverance and faith. Thank You for Your mercy for me and the lost of this world.

Revelation 3:10 “Because you have kept My Word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell upon the earth.”

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Redeemed by my Lord!

Scripture reading for December 3rd:  Revelation 3, Psalm 107-8, Proverbs 25

Key Scriptures: Revelation 3:10-12 “Because you have kept My Word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell upon the earth.  I am coming soon.  Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.  The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God.  Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the Name of My God, and the Name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down from My God out of heaven and My own new Name.”  

Jesus is coming soon!  That is His Word for His Church, encouraging them to patiently endure throughout the trials of life on earth.  A crown awaits those who endure and conquer!  A permanent place in God’s presence is our reward.  We will have His Name, God’s Name and the name of our new home, the New Jerusalem, written on us!  We will be marked as His own for eternity!

Faith Confession:  I believe Jesus is coming soon and He has redeemed me from the far country of sin!  Lord, help me daily to patiently endure the trials and to conquer my fears, Satan’s tricks, and my flesh.  I desire my full reward to cast at Your nail-scared feet!

Psalm 107:1-3  “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever!  Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.”

 

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Patient endurance!

Scripture reading for December 3rd:  Daniel 4-6, Revelation 3

Key Scriptures:  Revelation 3:10-12 “Because you have kept My word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.  I am coming soon.  Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.  The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God.  Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, . . .”

Jesus Christ spoke to the church at Philadelphia concerning their faithful witness.  This church had little power, but had stayed true to the Lord and lived by His Word.  Christ promised to keep them from the hour of trial coming on the whole earth.  Those who stood true, would be crowned and become pillars in the temple of heaven!

Daniel 6:23 “Then the king was exceedingly glad, and commanded that Daniel be taken up out of the den.  So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no kind of harm was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.”

Prayer:  Lord, Thank You for promising to keep Your people from the hour of trial coming on the earth.  Help me to stand true to You, no matter what the trial.  I trust in Your Name. Amen.

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