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 14:14-15:8
The time for reaping begins but before God pours out the full extent of His wrath, He gives us another glimpse of heaven.
Who is the Son of Man in verse 14 (see Rev 1:13)?
Why was it time to reap (vs.15)?
What did the angel do with his harvest (vs. 19)?
Who does John see in verse 15:2 and what had they done?
For what did they praise God in verses 3-4?
"Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it. For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard. (NASB) Hebrews 4:1-2
Apply God’s Word to your life:
· If you were to die tonight, how certain are you that you will be in heaven?
· Make sure you are going to heaven. If you have any doubt, talk to your small group leader or go to the Spiritual Growth Table.
· Recognize that the decisions you make today will affect your future.
· Choose to live for future rewards.
Father, I praise You that Your desire is that none of us perish and that all of us come to repentance and eternal life. Teach me how to live a life of faith. Give me the courage to live boldly for You each day so that one day I will be rejoicing and praising You in heaven. Amen.
Related verses to meditate on:
"And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him." Hebrews 11:6
"And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life." I John 5:11-12
"Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad." 2 Corinthians 5:9-10
Posted on Tue, January 26, 2016
by Sam Petitfils