Saturday September 30, 2023

Saturday – September 30th – Revelation 12:14     -----     
12:14) But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.
The Daily Walk Bible inspirational thought for today:

     Happy Saturday to you! Saturday is our day to preview the current teaching series – “It Was By Faith”, and the particular focus for this weekend – Enoch. Not much is written in the Bible about Enoch. We known that he is most noted for being one of two biblical characters whose body was taken into Heaven without passing through death. While that is remarkably in and of itself, the bigger question must be - what is it about his life and/or his faith that allowed him to receive such an honor. What did his faith journey look like that caused him to be listed in the Hebrew 11 hall of fame? Join us this weekend to discover the rest of Enoch’s story.

     In our pick verse today, the action focuses on the escape of the women from the pursuit of the dragon. The reference to the two wings of a great eagle suggests the swift and powerful protection God provides to His church. This same protection described ancient Israel’s preservation and ultimate escape from Pharaoh (Exodus 19:4). Here the wilderness becomes a place of safety away from the evil activity of the world. The wandering Hebrews, while feeling lost in the wilderness were unknowingly living under the protection and watchful eye of God. The mention of time, times and half a time is the only found in Revelation. This is the fourth and final reference to a three-and-a-half-year period of intense suffering, also called “the 42 months”. This period of estimated time is a reference to the final limited time of intense tribulation before Christ’s final return and His victory over the devil.

   Pastor Jim
Sunday – October 1st – Revelation 12:15-16

*Tyndale; Walk Thru the Bible. The Daily Walk Bible NLT: Explore God's Path to Life (p. 3469). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

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