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12.02.20

12.02.20 Ezekiel 43 Ezekiel 44 Ezekiel 45 Revel. 7:1-8 Ezekiel 43: Then the man brought me to the gate facing east, 2 and I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. His voice was like the roar of rushing waters, and the land was radiant with his glory Revelation 7: 2 Then I saw

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12.01.20

12.01.20 Ezekiel 40 Ezekiel 41 Ezekiel 42 Revel. 6:1-17 There are passages and images within the book of Revelation where I just do not understand the symbolism (I take heart knowing that one day they will all be explained fully to me.)  But while I may not understand the specifics I can sometimes see the

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11.30.20

11.30.20 Ezekiel 37 Ezekiel 38 Ezekiel 39 Revel. 5:1-14 Sometimes the inspired Word of God summarizes entire books into one passage.  To me that is exactly what the following passage does – it summarized Jesus’s mission and the application of salvation not just to the Jews but to us all! Revelation 5: 9 And they sang

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11.29.20

11.29.20 Ezekiel 34 Ezekiel 35 Ezekiel 36 Revel. 4:1-11 Ezekiel 34: 15 I myself will tend my sheep and have them lie down, declares the Sovereign Lord. 16 I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock

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11.28.20

11.28.20 Ezekiel 31 Ezekiel 32 Ezekiel 33 Revel. 3:14-22 Revelation 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. You have probably seen the famous picture based on this verse.  An

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11.27.20

11.27.20 Ezekiel 28 Ezekiel 29 Ezekiel 30 Revel. 3:7-13 As you read Jesus’s words to the church in Philadelphia did you note that there were no “faults” listed for this Body of Believers?  But the Lord does encourage them to remain faithful so that they can receive their reward. Revelation 3:11 I am coming soon.

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11.26.20

11.26.20 Take Time to Reflect on the Impact of the Scriptures You Have Read …

11.25.20

11.25.20 Ezekiel 25 Ezekiel 26 Ezekiel 27 Revel. 3:1-6 We have seen throughout our readings that, regardless of the circumstances, the Lord has always preserved a “remnant” of people loyal to Him.  And from the remnant His church has remained.  We see that again in our reading from Revelation – the remnant and the reward

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11.24.20

11.24.20 Ezekiel 22 Ezekiel 23 Ezekiel 24 Revel. 2:18-29 Sometimes remaining steadfast in the midst of opposition requires that we retain and cherish the “first principles” of our faith – that Jesus is the only Son of God and came to redeem us of our sins through his death, burial and resurrection.  Jesus provides this

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11.23.20

11.23.20 Ezekiel 19 Ezekiel 20 Ezekiel 21 Revel. 2:12-17 In our reading through the New Testament we have seen Peter, Paul, John and others speak with conviction on the danger of false teachers.  And as the New Testament heads to a conclusion we see Christ, himself, again strongly state this warning.    Revelation 2:14 Nevertheless,

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11.22.20

11.22.20 Ezekiel 16 Ezekiel 17 Ezekiel 18 Revel. 2:8-11 In today’s reading from Ezekiel we see the prophet speaking the “Word of the Lord” with respect to who is responsible for their sins and their own free-will decisions. — We are all responsible for our own actions … Ezekiel 18:19 “Yet you ask, ‘Why does

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11.21.20

11.21.20 Ezekiel 13 Ezekiel 14 Ezekiel 15 Revel. 2:1-7 John’s address to the church at Ephesus begins very positively as he commends them for the things they have done: Revelation 2:2 I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who

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11.20.20

11.20.20 Ezekiel 10 Ezekiel 11 Ezekiel 12 Revel. 1 Ezekiel 11:18 They will return to it and remove all its vile images and detestable idols. 19 I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of

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11.19.20

11.19.20 Take Time to Reflect on the Impact of the Scriptures You Have Read …

11.18.20

11.18.20 Ezekiel 7 Ezekiel 8 Ezekiel 9 Jude 1:14-25 As we witness to others I am reminded of the attitude we should have by the words of Jude – we are to be merciful … Jude 1: 22 Be merciful to those who doubt; 23 save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with

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11.17.20

11.17.20 Ezekiel 4 Ezekiel 5 Ezekiel 6 Jude 1:1-13 We have already seen Paul, Peter and John provide inspired warnings against false teachers.  And now we see Jude, the half-brother of Jesus continue to warn believers of these men who will arise in their midst.  And in my mind Jude’s words describe the true nature

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11.16.20

11.16.20 Ezekiel 1 Ezekiel 2 Ezekiel 3 3 John 1 One of the men referenced in 3 John provides for us an important example of a character flaw we should all be praying to put behind us … self-centered pride. 3 John:  9 I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first,

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11.15.20

11.15.20 Lament.  2 Lament.  3 Lament.  4 Lament.  5 2 John 1 I do know about you but if there is something in my life that is troubling me I want to “do something” and I want to do it now!  Today’s reading from Lamentations 3 is a reminder that sometimes no matter how I

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11.14.20

11.14.20 Jeremiah 50 Jeremiah 51 Jeremiah 52 Lament.  1 1 John 5 Within Jeremiah’s prophesy of the destruction of Babylon in Jeremiah 51 is a beautiful song of praise – I think often overlooked as we focus on the fall of Babylon:Jeremiah 51: He made the earth by his power;     he founded the world by

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11.13.20

11.13.20 Jeremiah 46 Jeremiah 47 Jeremiah 48 Jeremiah 49 1 John 4 In 1 John 4 we read how the inspired words of John capture true love and how we can express that love.  1 John 4: 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an

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