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 17:1-18
What were the actions of the prostitute and those who followed her (vs.2, 5)?
With what was she drunk (6)?
What was the purpose of the kings (vs. 13)?
What is the fate of the prostitute (vs.16)?
"They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.” Revelation 17:14
This chapter is rich with symbolism and depicts the world that has been seduced by evil rulers and misguided by false and empty religion. We can find comfort in this verse that the Lamb will overcome them.
Apply God’s Word to your life:
· Evaluate how our ungodly world and its leaders might be seducing you.
· Reject the values and enticements of the world.
· Recognize that you have been chosen and called.
· Give your life to God, His Word and people.
Father, I praise You Almighty God. Forgive me for allowing myself to be seduced into ungodly thinking and living. Thank you for choosing me before the foundation of the world. Help me to fulfill my calling as I give my life to You, Your Word and people. Amen.
Related verses to meditate on:
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him." Ephesians 1:3-4
"I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ." Galatians 1:6-7
"I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." Ephesians 4:1-3
Posted on Thu, January 28, 2016
by Sam Petitfils