Skip to content

Category: current thoughts

18 December 2017 Bible Reading

At the sounding of the fifth trumpet, a star falls from heaven to earth. This star that falls was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit, or […]

17 December 2017 Bible Reading

Today’s reading in Revelation 8 shows the opening of the seventh seal, which reveals the seven trumpets. The first four trumpets sound. An angel takes incense and puts it in […]

16 December 2017 Bible Reading

Today’s reading in Revelation 7 answers the question posed at the end of chapter 6: who is able to stand? Four angels restrain the four winds, symbolic of a temporary […]

15 December 2017 Bible Reading

In today’s reading from Revelation 6, we see the first four seals opened. They reveal what have been commonly called “the four horsemen of the apocalypse.” These four horses are […]

14 December 2017 Bible Reading

The scroll has seven seals, symbolic of being perfectly and completely sealed. As each seal is broken, an event happens on the earth — this is a good illustration of […]

13 December 2017 Bible Reading

The throne of God is mentioned 12 times in Revelation – the repetition is designed to give emphasis. The throne of God is an important focus for the Christian engaged […]

12 December 2017 Bible Reading

Today’s reading in Revelation concludes our study of the letters to the churches. Jesus opens his message to the church in Philadelphia, calling himself the holy one and true one. […]

11 December 2017 Bible Reading

Today’s reading in Revelation continues our study of the letters to the churches. Jesus describes Himself as having eyes like a flame of fire and feet like burnished bronze, symbolic […]

10 December 2017 Bible Reading

Today’s reading contains Revelation 2:1 – 17. The tree of life is symbolic of the paradise of God, His intended coexistence with His creation. We read about the tree of […]

9 December 2017 Bible Reading

Today begins our study of Revelation. Our English name for the book, Revelation, comes from the Greek apokalypsis which means to expose something previously hidden or secret. Revelation is neither code […]

8 December 2017 Bible Reading

Today’s New Testament reading is Jude. Jude wrote this book to the church during a time of doctrinal and moral error inside the church. While Peter talked about the coming […]

7 December 2017 Bible Reading

Today’s reading from the New Testament is Third John. It is the shortest book in the New Testament. It contains the simple message that nothing gave John more joy than […]

6 December 2017 Bible Reading

Today’s reading from the New Testament is Second John. The love of which John speaks cannot exist apart from the doctrine of Christ. He is the definition of love itself, […]

5 December 2017 Bible Reading

Today’s reading begins our study of Hosea. Hosea lived in the Northern Kingdom of Israel c. 780–725 b.C. Hosea prophesied during reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah (Judah) and […]

4 December 2017 Bible Reading

Today’s reading brings us to the close of Daniel. In concluding the prophecies of chapter 11, the angelic being, Michael, intervenes to deliver the Jews. The dead will be resurrected, […]

3 December 2017 Bible Reading

In today’s reading from Daniel 11, we read of three kings arising in Persia, followed by a fourth who shall be richer than them all, and fight against Greece. A […]