Friday March 29. 2024

Friday – March 29th – Revelation 21:27     -----    

21:27) Nothing evil will be allowed to enter, nor anyone who practices shameful idolatry and dishonesty—but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
The Daily Walk Bible inspirational thought for today:

      Good Friday to you – yes, the actual Good Friday. Since last week I have been curious as to what the inspirational thought would be for today. The Daily Walk Bible is written without taking into consideration what day of the year Good Friday and/or Easter Sunday might fall on since it is different for each year. When I saw it this morning, I was taken back by its appropriateness for the day we remember God defeating evil by removing our sin through His death on the cross. The devil would meet complete disaster, as we have been reading in Revelation, because of his rebellion to being disciplined by the word of God. Good Friday is good for believers and bad for those who embrace evil. When we allow ourselves to come under the discipline of God, we receive eternal life while avoiding eternal disaster. That is why today is Good!

     In our pick verse today, John inserts an important reminder to his readers, that the glorious picture he is describing of the Kingdom of Heaven does have citizenship requirements. Every ancient earthly city had its outsiders, those unclean and unworthy to enter through its gates. Although John has already described the wicked as being cast into eternal fire, now he describes the wicked by another sad picture: they are denied entry to the heavenly city. The city of God is spotless so that nothing impure will ever enter inside. From this verse we can deduce that the eternal separation of Heaven and Hell, while being inaccessible from either side, could easily be in plain view for those who were denied entry into Heaven. What could make hell even worse is for those tormented souls to see exactly what they chose not to accept as a gift from God. The true citizenship of Heaven is defined by those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Is your name written in there?

   Pastor Jim
Saturday – March 30th – Revelation 22:1

*The Daily Walk Bible NLT: Explore God's Path to Life (p. 1169). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

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