Monday April 8, 2024

Monday – April 8th – Revelation 22:12    -----     
22:12) “Look, I am coming soon, bringing my reward with me to repay all people according to their deeds.
The Daily Walk Bible inspirational thought for today:

     Good Monday to you! And Good Solar Eclipse Day to you. Yesterday we had a great kick-off to our new sermon series that is also a church wide study. I hope that you have taken the opportunity to join a small group for the next five weeks or have chosen the option to do the study on your own. Books are available at the church office for $5. If you are still looking for a group head to the SunRise “events’ page through either the app or the website and grab a spot. If you want to join my Wednesday night 6pm group at SunRise you can either sign up or send me an email to let me know your intentions.

     In our pick verse today, John’s angel guide has completed his task, and now the voice of Jesus takes center stage for John’s hearing. The now familiar words of Jesus, “I am coming soon”, are expanded through his promise that He will “reward” all people according to their deeds. You have probably picked up on the some of the sequencing of events in this chapter are re-statements of events that have already occurred prior to chapter twenty-one. The only other specific mention of “reward” in Revelation was in 11:18. Judgment here is a dual edged sword, first blessings for those who worshipped and honored God with their thoughts, words, and deeds. Second, curses and punishment for the wicked who constantly rebelled against the goodness, generosity, and grace of God. When Jesus judges all people, He will give to everyone according to what they have done. The righteous will be rewarded citizenship in New Jerusalem, and the wicked will be denied entrance to the presence of God forever existing in a place of wailing and gnashing of teeth.

   Pastor Jim
Tuesday – April 9th – Revelation 22:13

*The Daily Walk Bible NLT: Explore God's Path to Life (p. 1320). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

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