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Full and Free

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Luke 23:32-49

Prior to Jesus coming to the earth and dying on the cross for our sins, God's people lived under the law and through that law their access to God was accomplished through the priests. (We'll read about this in detail tomorrow in Hebrews 9:1-14). God's dwelling place was a tent or temple (depending on the time in history) and the temple was divided into sections with the innermost section being the most holy place to which only the high priest had access once a year. The high priest would enter and offer a blood sacrifice to atone for the sins of the people. The divider, or barrier, between the most holy place and the outer section was a veil or curtain. Luke 23:32-49 is about Jesus' crucifixion and when we get to verse 45 it tells us that "the curtain of the temple was torn in two." That tearing, which was from top to bottom, was the result of Jesus death on the cross. The moment that took place, we were given access to God through Jesus Christ. He (Jesus) made the final sacrifice and is now our mediator. The days of sacrificing the blood of animals are over.

We've never lived under the law and the requirement of making blood sacrifices. So even though we can read and understand what these requirements were, we've never experienced them. So for a lot of years, I didn't' fully grasp the symbolism and significance of the tearing of the veil. And then at some point, I fully got it, the light bulb came on, and I was amazed, humbled and so thankful for what Jesus did for me.

So would you take some time today to thank Jesus for what he did for you? Then, think about the full and free access we have to God through Jesus. What can we do to take full advantage of it? Tami W.

I Trust

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Psalm 115:1-18

The opening call in Psalm 115 is to give God the glory for the sake of His steadfast love and faithfulness (vs. 1). This is such a good psalm, full of reminders of who God is and how we need to trust and rely upon Him in all circumstances. (How about an "amen" to that?) I was really drawn today to verses 9-11. So I went back and read them again but substituted my name in certain places to make it more personal. This really helped me focus on putting God first as I headed out for the day. Here's what I did and I thought you might like to try it too?

O (put your name here), trust in the Lord! He is your help (put your name here) and your shield. . . .(put your name here) fear the Lord, trust in the Lord! He is your help and your shield.

So what can you do today to let the Lord know that you trust in Him and that you believe He is faithful to be your help and shield?
Tami W.

P.S. Dr. Kroll starts a new weeklong series today on Back to the Bible called The God You Need to Know. We'd love to have you join us for today's study.

Get a Boost

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Psalm 76:1-12

Psalm 76 is a song recognizing and praising God for His greatness in the way He has protected Israel and "his dwelling place in Zion" (vs. 2). The psalmist, Asaph, then provides us with some specifics and details of this protection and wraps up the Psalm with a call to worship God.

So what does Psalm 76 tell us about God? How can we use this Psalm to boost our trust in and reliance upon Him? Tami W.

Lift Me Up

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Psalm 75:1-10

The primary message or theme of Psalm 75 is one of God judging with fairness ("with equity" vs. 2). But mixed in throughout this theme and verses I also picked up pretty clearly the message that God is most certainly in control (see vs. 2, 3 & 7). So even though we can fall into thinking that we're pretty powerful (vs. 4-6), really, it's not about us or our power at all.

So how can we draw on Psalm 75 to help us keep the right perspective so we can be empowered by God (not ourselves) and be "lifted up" by Him (vs. 10)? Tami W.

Revelation Wrap Up

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Revelation 22:6-21

Well, can you believe it? We're at our last day in Revelation on P4 and on Back to the Bible. And Revelation 22:6-21 was the perfect wrap up with a final reminder of how our Bibles are trustworthy and true (vs. 6), that the words of Revelation are for us in the here and now (vs. 10), and that Jesus is indeed returning and that return is soon (vs. 7, 12 and 20).

As I finished this passage I took a few minutes to consider how God spoke to me through our time in Revelation. By the way, that's what I want to know from you today as well. What did you learn from Revelation? Were there any big "aha" moments or take aways? Did God impress something on your heart? He sure did on mine. Two things, actually, and Revelation 22:6-21 hit on both.

First, that Revelation truly gives us a powerful and telling picture of Jesus as the Son of God, as our Savior and Redeemer, as our King. Did you notice how Revelation starts with Jesus telling us He is "the first and the last" (1:17) and it ends similarly (22:13) "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end."

The second thing that was highlighted for me in Revelation is that every person needs Jesus as Savior, and as a follower of Christ, I need to be BOLD about proclaiming the Gospel at all times. That means in my actions, but particularly with my words. I need to be a facilitator of the message we see in Revelation 22:17, "'Come.' And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price." Our world, our friends (and our enemies), our neighbors, our families, need Jesus.

Ok, now it's your turn. Here are my questions again. What did you learn from Revelation? Were there any big "aha" moments or take aways? Did God impress something on your heart? Tami W.

For Us

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Revelation 22:1-8

I was completely taken in by the splendor and beauty of the scene John describes for us in Revelation 22:1-8. It's certainly nothing like anything I've ever seen or experienced. I tried to imagine this perfect, wonderful dwelling place of God. Then my thoughts shifted to me being there part of it all. All I could think was How awesome! Thank you, God.

So what does Revelation 22:1-8 tell us about God's love for us? What can we do (or are we already doing) to give back and reciprocate that love? What about passing it on to others? Tami W.

Noticeably Absent

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Revelation 21:15-27

As we finish out Revelation 21 we get an up close look at the new Jerusalem. An angel takes John in the spirit to a mountain and shows him the holy city. The description and details we're given about the city are a little mind boggling and oh so incredible. I love how John lists all the things that are part of this amazing city and that list is impressive to be sure. But then John focuses in on those thing that are not part of this city--no temple, no sun, no moon, no night.

So what does this description of new Jerusalem reveal to us about God? His holiness? Standards? Awesomeness? His Glory? Tami W.

New You

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Revelation 21:1-21

So far this week we've been in Revelation 21 reading about a new heaven and earth and specifically the New Jerusalem. Verse 5 kind of says it all "Behold I am making all things new." Now I love that God is all about "new." And that applies to us as well. We are made new when we accept Christ as our Savior. We're a new creation. Pretty amazing, yet I don't necessarily think about it that much.

So what does being made new mean for you? How is it playing out in your life, even if you've been a Christ follower for many years? Being a Christian is a process. So let's think about where we're at in our walk and where we want to go as we move forward. Tami W.

New All Around

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Revelation 21:1-8

Well this is week number 8 and thus our last week in Revelation. I have to say that I'm glad we took the time to work through this tough book right along with Dr. Kroll and the Back to the Bible radio program. I've learned a lot and enjoyed it. I hope that's the case for you too.

So John is describing the new heaven and new earth in these first verses of chapter 21. It sounds absolutely wonderful. The most exciting part for me was verse 3 where we are told "Behold the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people." I can't wait.

So how can we use this passage to motivate us in our relationship with the Lord now? Tami W.

Let us Tremble

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Isaiah 66:1-14

Powerful and thought provoking words from the Lord here in Isaiah 66:1-14. I was drawn to the last words of verse 2, "this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word." Now I love this whole thought, but those last four words "and trembles at my word" really grabbed me. I thought about this phrase and what it meant and ultimately ended up asking myself Does this describe me?

So what does trembling at God's Word mean to you? How can we make sure that this phrase describes our attitude and approach to God and His Word? Tami W.

Awesome God

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Isaiah 65:17-25

Isaiah gives us a preview, a snapshot if you will, of a time in the future with new heavens and a new earth (vs. 17). I thoroughly enjoyed reading Isaiah 65:17-25 because it really gives us quite a bit of detail about what the future holds and what an awesome God we serve.

So what does Isaiah 65:17-25 show us about God's goodness? About His love and provision? Tami W.

Thrones of Judgment

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Revelation 20:7-15

As we finish up Revelation 20 we get to the Great White Throne Judgment. This is a judgment that no one wants to be part of. It is for those people who have rejected Christ and not accepted Him as their Savior. It is a time for justice. At this point there is no more mercy and grace. That means no one who is at The Great White Throne Judgment will be going heaven. So knowing what we know about this Great White Throne Judgment, how important is it for us to make sure that no one we know is in attendance at this judgment?

There is a judgment we want to part of. It's for those people who have accepted Christ as Savior and it's known as the Judgment Seat of Christ or bema seat. We should look forward to this judgment because it is a time for rewards. Each of us as followers of Christ will stand before Him and receive rewards for those things or deeds we've done that are deemed worthy of reward.

So what are we doing today that will bring us reward as we stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ (the bema seat)? Tami W.

P.S. If you want to learn more about heavenly rewards and the Judgment Seat of Christ, Dr. Kroll has an excellent book called Facing Your Final Job Review (And right now, you'll get a free companion study guide along with the book!). It's a great resource that has taught me much. I highly suggest it.

Dangerous Thinking

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Revelation 20:1-10

Have you ever heard someone say that people are really good at heart or that people truly want to do good? Maybe you've even thought or said that at some point yourself. Well, Revelation 20:1-10 shows us just the opposite. Here we are in the 1000 year Millennium. Jesus is reigning and Satan has been bound and thrown into the bottomless pit. As a result, he is not roaming the earth spreading deception and inciting sin. This will be a good society, full of peace but it won't be perfect or sinless. Then we get to verses 7-10, the really telling verses. Satan is released and right away he is able to deceive the nations and gather people together to battle Christ once again--and don't miss this--"their number is like the sand of the sea" (vs. 8).

So what does this passage tell us about our need to, first and foremost, stay in tune with God and follow His commands? And secondly, about our need to be on the offensive when it comes to Satan and his deceptive ways? Tami W.

Revelation 19:11-21

Armageddon...the battle between good (Jesus and the armies of heaven) and evil (Satan and all those who follow him on earth)...is what is being described and taking place in Revelation 19:11-21. Now this battle (which really isn't a contest at all) is fascinating for sure, but the take away, the lesson, for me today wasn't about the battle, it was about Jesus. John's description of Jesus as He comes out of heaven is rich. It gives us a picture of Him that we don't get in other books of the New Testament.

Take a couple of minutes and read verses 11-16 again taking note and focusing on this incredible description of Jesus. What does this passage show us about Jesus? How will what you've learned today impact your relationship with Jesus? How will it affect your daily life? Tami W.

Somber to Jubilant!

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Revelation 19:1-10

What a change in tone as we move into Revelation 19:1-10. Now that "Babylon" has been destroyed, the mood becomes one of rejoicing because the King is coming. I found myself getting more and more excited as I read through these verses just trying to imagine this incredible scene. We've seen quite a bit of worship and praise up to this point, but now we get to the marriage supper of the Lamb. Think about it. As followers of Christ today, we'll be right in the middle of it all. I can't wait.

"'Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.' And he said to me, 'These are the true words of God'"(vs. 9).

What does being the Bride of Christ mean for you today? How can we use the knowledge that we will be part of this marriage feast to motivate us in the here and now?
Tami W.

The Almighty $$$

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Revelation 18:11-24

"The Worship of Money." That might be a good subtitle for Revelation 18:14-24 because having money and material things is a focus, a priority, a goal in this time of "Babylon" during the Tribulation period. Hmmm...sound familiar? I couldn't help but think about how similar things are in the here and now to what we're reading here, especially in places like North America. Think about it. For the most part, we idolize wealth, money and having things. Now I have to tell you, that as I read and considered this passage, I was convicted. But that was a good thing because it made me stop and think about my thoughts and practices and just how easy it is for us to slip into a mindset of thinking that money somehow equals security or success. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that we shouldn't have money in the bank or a good retirement fund or a nice house. Those things just shouldn't be our primary focus and goal.

So what are some things we can do to make sure that our ideas and actions concerning money are in their proper place in our lives? And, since God is the provider of all we have, what can we do with our resources to further His work--in our families, churches, neighborhoods, around the world? Tami W.

Dangerous Attitude

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Revelation 18:1-13

"Babylon" is the focus today in Revelation 18:1-13. While John is describing Babylon as a great city here in Revelation 18, it is uncertain whether this is an actual city or not. Babylon, as it is set out here, is typically seen as a metaphor for the commercial and religious system left after the true Church has been raptured. What we see is that evil and wickedness are prevalent and sinful behaviors and attitudes rule the day.

These verses on Babylon give us a vivid picture of the sinful attitude and mindset that develops when we allow our wants and our desires to become our focus--we push God off the throne, the place that is rightfully His in our lives, and elevate ourselves to that position. Verse 7 was particularly telling "In her heart she says 'I sit as queen, I am no widow, and mourning I shall never see.'" All I could think after reading this was Yikes!

So how do we make sure that God is, and remains, number one in our lives? What are some checks and balances we might use to guard against our tendency to crowd in on God's place and control? Tami W.

Helpful Layers

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Isaiah 66:15-24

There are quite a number of scriptures, both in the Old and New Testament, that refer to, preview and/or give us information about end times. I love this aspect of the Bible, how God connects and ties things together throughout His Word. It's intriguing and fascinating, and yes, even a little challenging, but that's a good thing for us--right? Today we're at Isaiah 66:15-24 and this is good example of one of these passages. What we're reading is prophecy about end times and specifically God's judgment and a time when all mankind will see the glory of the Lord.

So how do you see this passage fit with what we're reading in Revelation? Was there a particular passage, verse or phrase that reinforced or helped you better understand something you read in Revelation? Tami W.

Tune In

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Revelation 17:1-18

If you felt a little overwhelmed with all the symbolism, imagery and details as you read Revelation 17 today, let me assure you, you are not alone. There is just a lot going on and many things packed into this chapter. So rather than try to work through what's taking place and all the goings on and meanings, I suggest listening to Dr. Kroll's in-depth teaching on Back to the Bible today. I'm confident there will be much to take away from the program.

One thing we see again here in Revelation 17 is Satan's determination to rebel against and overthrow God. And, once again, we see that that is never going to happen. Did you notice verse 14? "They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is the Lord of lords, and King of kings, and those with him are called, chosen and faithful."

So what does knowing that Jesus is the Lord of lords and King of kings mean for you today? Tami W.

P.S. I really meant it when I said you should listen to Dr. Kroll today. The program is called Ecclesiastical Babylon. Check it out here.

Critical Response

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Revelation 15:1-16:21

We've now reached the final set of seven judgments--the bowl judgments, and the end of the tribulation period is near. Seven angels unleash these horrific judgments and it appears that they are set in motion in fairly rapid succession. God is in control and the people are seeing His righteousness being demonstrated through judgment and wrath. Yet as we saw with earlier judgments, there is no sense of remorse, repentance, or turning toward God. Instead, we're told the people "cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent or give him glory" (vs. 9); they "cursed the God of heaven for their pain and sores. They did not repent of their deeds" (vs. 11); and yet again they "cursed God for the plague of the hail" (vs. 21).

How we choose to respond to the events in our lives, and ultimately to God, who is in control of our lives, is critical. Life isn't a cake walk. Tough things--death, sickness, financial problems, failed relationships, job loss, you name it--are going to happen.

So what can we do to keep our hearts open and submissive to God and His authority and control at all times? And how can we prepare now for when one of those hard times hits us head on? Tami W.

Revelation 14:6-20

With Revelation 14 we find ourselves at an interlude between the seven trumpet judgments and the coming seven bowl judgments which will be much more severe than the prior judgments we've already seen. For the most part, this passage is quite sobering. The third angel tells of even more persecution for Christ followers and we're also given a look at what hell will be like for those who reject Christ. We then move on to a vision of the harvesting of people from the earth. The final verses focus on the harvest of the non-believing and "the winepress of the wrath of God" and blood will flow for 1600 stadia (approximately 184 miles) as high as a horse's bridle as a result (vs. 19-20).

The details in Revelation 14:6-20 are dreadful and gruesome. But those details show us that what God has told us over and over again in the Bible--that He is Just and that He will make all things right--is absolutely true and that time has arrived.

So how can we use what we've read today to build on our understanding of the God we serve and how we serve Him? Tami W.

Revelation 13:15-14:5

As we start into Revelation 14, once again we see the 144,000 who are "servants of God . . .sealed from every tribe of Israel" (Rev. 7:3-4). John describes the activity of these people and then gives us a little information about them--they are redeemed from mankind as firstfruits for God and the Lamb, they follow the Lamb wherever he goes, they have kept themselves sexually pure, and they are blameless in their speech (vs. 4-5). What a picture of dedication! It prompted me to take a look at my own dedication. How often and how much time am I spending in God's Word? What am I doing with my time in general? What things are capturing my heart and thoughts? How am I spending my money?

So on a dedication scale of 1-10 (1 being low and 10 being high) where are you at? And what's it going to take (what are some things we can do) for us to keep moving up the scale closer to that 10? Tami W.

Shine Bright

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Revelation 13:1-14

We're giving another look today to Revelation 13 and John's vision about the Antichrist and the false prophet. This whole passage displays pretty vividly how extreme the anti-Christian bias will be during this time. But look around today. There is already quite a bit of anti-Christian bias and it seems to be growing. That's disheartening, but at the same time, motivating. We're called to proclaim Christ, and our world needs Him now more than ever. Even a tiny light seems bright in the darkness. So the darker, the less tolerant the world around us is of Christ, the more our lights will shine.

So let's think about what we can do to be more visible for Christ. There are lots of options, so think broadly. Here's one example. When I was growing up, my dad and mom had a plaque on the doorway coming into our house that said, "As for me and my house we will serve the Lord" (Joshua 24:14). I loved that plaque because it told anyone entering our house what my parents stood for. Ok, one more time, what can we do--small, medium or large--to proclaim the name of Christ and be visible for Him? Tami W.

P.S. If you haven't checked out I Have a Favorite yet, it's a great way to make your faith visible! Find details on the Back to the Bible Facebook page (Favorite tab).

Greater Is He

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1 John 4:1-6

A very well known verse in the Bible is 1 John 4:6 "Little children, you are from God and have overcome them [antichrists--people who deny the Father and the Son and Jesus as Christ], for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world." Yesterday John warned us about antichrists but also encouraged us about who we are in Christ.

So what does this verse convey to you about being a follower of Christ? How can we use this verse to give us a boost today or this week and beyond, as we live out and deal with what life brings our way?
Tami W.

Plural and Current

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1 John 2:18-28

Although we're not in Revelation this weekend, we are still hearing from John and he talks to us about antichrists. Last week in Revelation we looked at and read about "the Antichrist" (capital "A" and singular). But here in 1 John 2:18-28 John uses the term antichrists (lowercase "a" and plural) referring to anyone who denies the Father and the Son and that Jesus is the Christ (vs. 22). John warns us about how these antichrists will try to pull us off course and deceive us but then concludes the passage with a little encouragement and the directive to abide in Christ.

So what does 1 John 2:18-28 tell us about antichrists right now? What are some things we can do to stand strong when we have a one-on-one encounter with someone who tries to pull us away from the Lord? Tami W.

Artful Deception

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Revelation 13:11-18

Yesterday we were introduced to the Antichrist and now today, the false prophet or the second beast. Revelation describes him as having two horns like a lamb and speaking like a dragon (vs. 11). The false prophet is basically the right hand man, a powerful representative and henchman, for the Antichrist. As such, the false prophet will demand that everyone on earth worship the Antichrist, and those who refuse will be put to death. Drawing on the power of the Antichrist, the false prophet will perform great signs and deceive many people (vs. 13-14). Finally, it is the false prophet who will implement what we refer to as the mark of the beast (vs. 16-17).

One word kept coming to mind as I read yesterday and today--EVIL. The Antichrist and the false prophet are evil personified, and like their master (Satan) they are masters at deception. And the people on earth fall for it all.

So how can we use these verses to help us recognize and then combat the evil around us--sinful attitudes, sinful actions, sinful things--that are common place in the world? What do these verses tell us about our need to be proactive and on the offensive when it comes to being deceived by sin? Tami W.

Enter Antichrist

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Revelation 13:1-10

The Antichrist comes on the scene today in Revelation 13:1-10. He is depicted as "a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous name on its heads" (vs. 1). We see that Satan gives his power, his throne and authority to this beast (Antichrist) and the people marveled at the beast and they worshiped the dragon (Satan) and the beast (Antichrist) saying "Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?" (vs.2-4).

What's being described and taking place in these verses is sickening and it makes me sad. Did you notice the willingness, almost an eagerness, by the people to follow anything other than God? It really gives us a good glimpse of our rebellious, self-centered human natures and how deep down we all want to do what is right in our own eyes.

So as followers of Christ our goal and desire should be to become more like Christ. But here's the thing, we still live in the flesh and our human natures are intact. We still sin, we wander and sometimes we even turn our backs on God. So what can we do to stay focused on God and living a life that's pleasing to Him? What do we to combat being pulled away and influenced by the thinking and actions of the world? Tami W.

Revelation 11:19-12:17

Symbolism is plentiful throughout Revelation 12. We start out with the image of the pregnant woman crying out in birth pains and a red dragon (vs. 1-3). Now at this point, we're looking back at events that have already taken place. The woman is a depiction of Israel out of which Jesus will come, and the red dragon is Satan. The woman gives birth (to Jesus) and He is caught up to God and to His throne (vs. 5). In these first few verses we also see that Satan draws 1/3 of the angels in heaven to join him in his rebellion against God (vs. 3-4).

The text then moves on to a battle between Satan and Michael the archangel with his angels (vs. 7). Michael and company defeat Satan and his evil angels and they are thrown down to earth (vs. 9). We don't have a specific time reference for this event. We're then told that Satan pursues Israel but that Israel flees from Satan into the wilderness where she is protected and provided for (vs. 14). Satan tries again to overcome Israel in verses 14-15 but is unsuccessful. His wrath intensifies and he then makes war against all those who keep the commandments of God (vs. 17).

This chapter gives us a really good view of Satan and his goal which is to destroy the followers of God and His Son, Jesus. Right now, Satan is bent on destroying us as we stand for God in this world. We are his target.

So what can we do now, today, to keep Satan from being successful in his efforts against us? Think about it. What's your battle plan? Tami W.

No If, Thens

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Revelation 10:1-11:19

We covered more than normal in our reading today so thanks for taking a little extra time to read it all. I was drawn to Chapter 11 and the two witnesses. These two people and what's happening around them have always intrigued me. There is just so much to consider--symbolism, details, things yet to come.

So there I was, taking in all these things about the two witnesses and it dawned on me that what we're being shown here is a magnificent display of God's absolute control and authority over all. Think about it. We don't see any "if this happens, then...." in these verses. Just the opposite, we see specific times, events, happenings. Even the death of the two witnesses happens on God's timetable and as part of His plan. It's not that Satan finally overcomes and is able to kill them. The witnesses are martyred only when God allows it.

So what do these two chapters of Revelation, and particularly chapter 11, show us about God's power, control, standards, His plan? How can we use what we see in these verses when it comes to trusting God with the details or our life? Tami W.

Not Fiction

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Revelation 8:13-9:21

The trumpet judgments continue as we move into Revelation 9. With the fifth trumpet we see the releasing of a multitude of locust-like demons. If I didn't know better, I'd think I was reading a script from a horror movie. These locusts look like horses prepared for battle, have crowns on their heads, human faces, hair like women, teeth like lions, and tails like scorpions with the power to inflict excruciating stings on those people who do not know Christ. They are not allowed to kill anyone, but it will be so bad that the people will seek death, they'll long to die, but death will flee from them (vs. 6).

Then the sixth trumpet blows and four apparently evil angels are released to kill a third of mankind. With them is a terrifying mounted army numbering 200,000,000. One fourth of the earth has already been killed as a result of the fourth seal (Rev. 6:7-8) and now one third of the population that remains is killed here. That means that these two judgments by themselves have reduced the population of the earth by one half to this point.

So you'd think these happenings would get the attention of the people who are not following Christ, right? Sadly, the answer is no. Verses 20-21 tell us that the rest of mankind who were not killed DID NOT REPENT.

I know I went here yesterday, but these verses are heavy on my heart and I feel compelled to put this before us all again today. Let's think about who we know that doesn't know Christ and what we can do to change that--even today or this week. Please don't miss that what we're reading here isn't fiction. It is going to happen at some point in the future, and that time could be near. Tami W.

Seals to Trumpets

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Revelation 8:1-12

Today the seventh seal is opened and we move into the first four trumpet judgments. No part of the earth escapes these judgments. They're horrible, and deliver destruction and death like we've never seen or experienced before. What a clear demonstration of God being in control and His complete and unmatched power. And then, just when we're thinking it can't get any worse, these chilling words let us know that there's more to come... "Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth" (vs. 13).

The goings on in Revelation 8 gave me a jolt. I don't want anyone to have to experience the horrific things we read about here. So what does this passage tell us about the importance of knowing, following and belonging to Christ? Who do you know that doesn't yet know Jesus? What can you do to change that? Tami W.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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