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Click here for today’s reading: Revelation 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Here is my SOAP for today, Saturday, December 29, 2018
Revelation 10:9 “So I went to the angel and said to him, “Give me the little book.” And he said to me, “Take and eat it…”
Revelation 11:19 “Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant.”
Revelation 12:7 “Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8 But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.”
11 “They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony…”
Revelation 13:5 “The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months.”
18 “This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.
Revelation 14:19 “The angel swung his sickle on the earth, gathered its grapes and threw them into the great winepress of God’s wrath. 20 They were trampled in the winepress outside the city, and blood flowed out of the press, rising as high as the horses’ bridles for a distance of 1,600 stadia.” [180 miles/300 km]
Makes me wonder how much control mankind really has over its destiny… Seems pretty mapped-out to me. It’s not going to be pretty for a few years.
Two things that really stood out to me today, 42 months and 180 miles. Those are pretty specific numbers. When these come to pass, I would guess those specifics would show up in the media, with some very well-known characters as well.
I always go back to the parable of the virgins and the lamps. Just be ready.
Just be ready… Live your life. Jesus said it would be “just as it was in the days of Noah…” People will be going about their business when all of a sudden “it” will happen.
I mean, it will be hard to miss when 1/3 of the earth is scorched, 1/3 of the trees will die, and 1/3 of the sea is turned to blood. Again, pretty specific and hard to miss.
For those who remain, regardless of your eschatology, it won’t be pretty.
Again, just be ready. It doesn’t matter the cast of characters, where in the world it will take place, or even the timing.
Just be ready.
Lord, I’m thankful that you have given us a heads up about what lies ahead…