December 19

December 19.
Revelation & the End Times — Jesus’ soon return will mark the end of a “Spiritual Night”
Today’s Readings:
Reading 1: Revelation 1
Reading 2: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Reading 3: Romans 13:8-14

Today, and for the rest of the year, we turn our attention forward to the portion of God’s One Story that has been written but not yet fulfilled. The Revelation of Jesus Christ (yes, the title of the book is singular) is given to the Apostle John to record what is still to come. This prophetic book is John’s second book, just as the Book of the Acts of the Apostles was Luke’s second book. Both these second volumes are not yet fulfilled; we are still living in the age when Jesus continues to work through His disciples, and we look forward to the end of this age described in Revelation.

Of the 2500 or so prophecies in scripture, about 2000 have already been fulfilled, with approximately 500 to go. So we can be sure that God will do what He has promised, and bring us safely out of darkness into light, through the upheavals to come when He judges sin and recreates the world to His original standard, filled with life, love and righteousness.

We are people of light – His light shines into your life, and from your life to those around you.

Have a great day!

Mark.

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