Begin your time with God in prayer:
Praise God for who He is. Confess any sin so that nothing blocks your fellowship with Him. Ask God to use the Spirit and the Word to transform your life. Yield your will to God’s will.
Let God’s Word penetrate your head and your heart:
Read Revelation 22:12-16
What promise does Jesus give with the announcement that He is coming soon?
How does Jesus identify Himself in verse 13?
Who will be blessed according to verse 14?
What is found outside the city (vs. 15)?
How does Jesus identify Himself in verse 16?
Jesus will bless and reward those who follow Him. That’s why it matters how we live today.
Apply God’s Word to your life:
· What spiritual victories have you seen in your life in the past few weeks?
· Ask God to examine your heart. What does God want you to do next as you follow Him.
· Recognize that following God involves steps of faith. Let Him empower you to follow Him.
· Whom can you encourage to continue to follow God today?
Father, thank you for revealing Your future in the Book of Revelation. Help me to follow You more fully each day. Give me close Christian friends who will encourage my growth. Use me to encourage other believers to grow. Amen.
Related verses to meditate on:
1 Peter 1:21 - "For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit."
Matthew 24:42-44 - "Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect."
Romans 2:6-11 - "He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury. There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. For God shows no partiality."
Ephesians 3:20 - "Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us."
Posted on Sat, February 13, 2016
by Sam Petitfils