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Thankful for Understanding!

Scripture reading for September 21st:  Daniel 9-12

Key Scriptures:  Daniel 12:8-10  “I heard, but I did not understand.  So I asked, “My lord, what will the outcome of all this be?”  He replied, “Go your way, Daniel, because the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end.  Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked.  None of the wicked will understand, but those that are wise will understand.””

Daniel was puzzled by the revelations of future events that he had received.  He was told by the angel that his prophetic warning would be sealed up until the last days.  In the meantime, many people would receive purification and refining.  But the wicked would continue in their wickedness.  Understanding would come to the wise and obedient but not to the wicked!

Thankful for Christ’s Wisdom:  “Then he told me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, because the time is near.  Let him who does wrong continue to do wrong; let him who is vile continue to be vile; let him who does right continue to do right; and let him who is holy continue to be holy.  Behold, I am coming soon!  My reward is with Me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.”  (Revelation 22:10-12)

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Seven thunders message sealed!

Scripture reading for December 13th:  Revelation 10

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  Revelation 10:1-4  “Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven.  He was robed in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head; his face was like the sun, and his legs were like fiery pillars.  He was holding a little scroll, which lay open in his hand.  He planted his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, and he gave a loud shout like the roar of a lion.  When he shouted, the voices of the seven thunders spoke.  And when the seven thunders spoke I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven say, “Seal up what the seven thunders have said and do not write it down.”  

John’s heavenly vision revealed another mighty angel with amazing clothing–cloud, rainbow, and sun!  This angel held a little scroll which was open and when he stood on land and sea, he gave a loud shout like a lion!  Sounds like the Lion of Judah!  Immediately, seven thunders answered in what sounded to John like intelligible voices.  He was about to write out their message, but was told not to by the voice from heaven.  God has secrets still sealed in heaven concerning the end times and judgment of the earth and mankind.  Don’t go beyond what is written!

Observations for over-comers:  Don’t try and figure everything out concerning the last days–surprises are ahead known only by God!  “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.”  (Deuteronomy 29:29)

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