Monday, February 21, 2011

Jesus Will Come Quickley

And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. Revelation 22:12-21

Steps: 11, 12

God says that He will come quickly. He has stated this since 31 AD when He went back to heaven. He has told us that He will come and now all of the time prophecies have been completed. We still have a few of these prophecies that have not been settled yet but will soon come to pass and soon Jesus will literally come to gather His people to Him. Many of us will be shocked to see Him but I hope some of us will accept the warning and be ready. This is my last post in this daily devotional. I hope to start another one in January on 36 addicts in the Bible. Thank you for reading with me, it has been my pleasure to write for you. May God bless and keep you.

Prayer for Today: God, You have showed us many things in the last year. I pray that You will not only continue to talk to us but actually bring us to a point of change. Grant us Your grace and peace and thank You for taking so much time to be with us. We hope to see You soon.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

God's Final Statement

And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. Revelation 22:10-15

Steps: 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12

As God finishes His work He makes a final statement about all of His people. Some will stay with their addictions and reject God and some will accept His process of recovery and will join with God. When this final event happens there will be no more changes, all will have chosen their position and will change no more.

Prayer for Today: God help us to choose You before this final time comes. Help us to be willing to know so that we can be on the right side. Thank You for Your love and patience with us and for giving us this opportunity.

Friday, February 18, 2011

God Has a People Who Will Not Submit to the Beast

And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
Revelatin 14:1-5

And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest. Revelation 15:2-4

Steps: 11, 12

God says that He can develop a last day people who have victory over all forms of Satan's addictive processes. God says it can be done, all of His people can walk free from any thing that Satan seeks to sell. God can give us complete and total victory.

Prayer for Today: We pray dear God that You will protect us and develop this kind of recovery in us. Thank You for Your testimony in the 144,000 and the offer that this experience is available to us today.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Beast of Revelation 13

And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear. Revelation 13:1-9

Steps: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12

In Revelation 13, as well as in Revelation 12, we have the history of the apostate church teaching a doctrine that inhibits recovery from sin. This history has repeated over and over again in the history of this world. But Jesus is trying to tell us it will happen one more time and then He will close down the process once and for all. He wants us to see what happened in the past and what will happen yet in the future so that if we hear what He is saying we can be protected. All through this devotional I have chosen some significant events so that we can learn to trust God's Holy Word and recognize that He has always been addressing our addiction issues at the root, rather than at the event. It is now time for us to take a realistic look at the events taking place around us and then decide what we want to do and where we want to go with God.

Prayer for Today: God, you have talked to us for over a year now, and we pray that the relationship we have built together will last forever. Help us not to fear You or to distrust You, and yet if that is the case please find ways that will help us to overcome these fears and develop that trust relationship that You want for us. Grant us these gift from Your love to us.
For those who are interested in a little more study on the issue of Revelation 13 please feel free to read about Revelation at

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Falling Away of the Church

Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. II Thessalonians 2:1-14

Steps: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12

God tells us that the spirit that killed Paul and Peter would continue and even enter into the church. The very church of God would prove to be dangerous to God and His people. In fact before Jesus comes again the church would apostasize and turn on God's people. History confirms that this has happened several times and then Daniel and Revelation indicate that this will happen just before the second coming of Jesus. We need to be so solid with Jesus that when this happens we will be prepared and covered by Jesus to protect us from this event.

Prayer for Today: God' help us to be willing to see these events coming, help us to learn from the past, and help us to be willing to walk with You and be protected from what is to come. Thank You for Your love and care.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Peter Goes to Rome Also

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdest thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not. John 21:18

Steps: 11, 12

In God's timing Paul finally went to Rome and was killed their as a martyr for Jesus. Peter also made it to Rome, and Jesus had prophesied what would happen to him after he had done all of his work for Jesus. It is an interesting idea in the Bible that one of the greatest blessings of service to Jesus is to be allowed to suffer for His name sake. See Acts 5:40-41. Peter also was allowed to be crucified and he chose to be crucified upside down as a testimony of his memory of denying Jesus three times. Peter and Paul suffered for their Master and Friend.

Prayer for Today: God grant us the serenity to acceptGod grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Help me to choose to follow You even if I know that I am going to suffer for Your sake. Help me to count any suffering as a blessing because I have been identified with You.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Paul Prepares for Death in Rome

I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:1-8

Steps: 11, 12

Paul has lived a good life and has served His Lord well. He has been a blessing to all with whom he has come into contact with. Now that he has spoken to all the people that God has sent him to speak to Paul himself says that he is ready "to depart". He reports that he has fought a good fight and he has finished his activities, and he is now ready to receive that crown that will be given to him on the resurrection day. We don't have a lot of the details of how he died but there is a good presentation at the following address - Paul did his job well and he died so that we could see how an ordinary man could follow Jesus.

Prayer for Today: Dear Lord, help us to be as steady and faithful as Paul was. You know what needs to happen for us and we ask that You will accomplish these mighty things in us as well. Thank You for these wonderful promises of service.