Saturday, August 31, 2013

Genesis 2

After six days, God rested not because He was exhausted but was well pleased in His creation. He blessed the 7th day, sanctified it, and showed men to honor God in following the same. In Christian faith, our rest is rest in doing sin, but worshipping God. Jesus gave us power to stop doing wicked things. The tree of life was first mentioned, a symbol of the Savior that will give eternal life should men heed the voice of the Lord... Reading: Gen. 2, God bless. PF



Friday, August 30, 2013

Genesis 1

When we read about the works of God, we discover that God's creation is very good. But, when we think about our works, we find, to our shame, that much of the results have been very bad. But praise God there is a process of new creation through Christ our Lord. All His works, in all places of His dominion, bless Him; and therefore, we should bless the Lord, as the stars and heavenly hosts declare His glorious name... Reading: Gen. 1, God bless. PF

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Revelation 22

Heaven is our eternal home, and God's presence is the health and happiness of the redeemed. The tree of life which was an emblem of Christ in the Garden, has appeared once again in heaven. There will be no night, no affliction, no pain, no sin, no darkness; an exact opposite from earthly life. Jesus is coming soon to put an end to the suffering of His servants. His reward is with Him, so let us earnestly thirst after the influences of Jesus in our souls... Rev. 22, God bless. PF


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Revelation 21

Finally, the believers will see the new heaven and the new earth, with the new Jerusalem as their eternal home. All things will be new, no remembrance of former sorrow shall remain. It will be a safe place, with the streets of gold, secured from all evils and enemies. The glory of God lightens the city, and the Lamb is our Light. God in Christ will be an everlasting Fountain of knowledge and joy to the saints in heaven... Rev. 21, God bless. PF 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Revelation 20

Satan is God's instrument to test the hearts of men & to see if they are sincerely obeying God. After 1000 years, he will be released from prison to deceive anyone that can be deceived. But the faithful to Christ will not be tricked because they know the truth of the Bible. The final judgment will follow to those who rejected the gospel. God will open the book of remembrance (Mal. 3:16) to recollect their past actions, and the Book of Life to tell them that they had not been born in God's kingdom... Rev. 20. God bless, PF. 

  

Monday, August 26, 2013

Revelation 19

Two things will happen soon; the collapse of world system (politics, economics and religion), and the marriage of the Lamb, the union of Christ and His followers. Then, all nonbelievers will be thrown to the lake of fire. Therefore, do not stop worshipping God, and never ascribe it to angels nor men. Christ, the glorious Head of the Church, whose name is "Word of God," is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords... Reading: Rev. 19, God bless. PF

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Revelation 18

The wickedness of this Babylon was very great; she had forsaken the true God, and set up idols, and had drawn all sorts of men into spiritual adultery, and by her wealth and luxury kept them in her interest. The warning is to come out of this spirit or receive judgment, for God can destroy it even in one hour (v17). This Babylon spirit had deceived all men and businessmen in the world, at the expense of the believers... Reading: Rev. 18, God bless. PF


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Revelation 16

In the time of judgment, all things throughout the earth; air, sea, rivers, and cities all are condemned to ruin, all accursed because the wickedness of the people. No wonders that angels praise God for His righteous judgments (vv.5-6). Even in time of God's wrath, people never repent from their wickedness. It shows that hell is filled with blasphemies and hatred. Darkness is opposed to wisdom and obedience to God's word... Reading: Reve. 16, God bless. PF  
   

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Revelation 15

The holy angels are ministering spirits, sent by God for specific works, clothed with pure and white linen, representing the holiness and righteousness of dealing with men. In this chapter we see them armed with the wrath of God against the enemies. The Antichrist could not be destroyed without a great shock to all the world, and even many of God's people would be in trouble and confusion while the great work was doing... Reading: Rev. 15, God bless. PF

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Revelation 14

The preaching of the gospel is the means to bring men closer to God, and to give glory to Him. It shakes the foundations and hasten the downfall of God's enemies (spirit of Babylon). As Christ's followers we are to advance and obey God's commandments to fulfill His plan. The harvest time is when the fruit is ripe, when the believers are ripe for heaven, that we shall be gathered into Christ's presence... Reading: Rev. 14, God bless. PF

Monday, August 19, 2013

Revelation 13

Any miracle or healing without true repentance and life-changing experience is not from God. The devil can deceive the people, whose names are not written in the Book of Life by performing miraculous acts. This chapter shows that many people admired the power of the devil, paying honor and subjection to him and his instruments. Yet his power is limited, for Christ has a chosen remnant that rejects the work of darkness... Reading. Rev. 13, God bless. PF

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Revelation 12

The woman is the symbol of the church (v17), persecuted by the dragon, Satan. But in spite of oppositions, the believers brought forth victory and overcame them by the blood of the Lamb and the word of God. Note: knowing God's word is extremely important to all followers. The flood of water is explained by many as the plan of total destruction of the Christianity, but the earth or world still protected the church... Reading: Rev. 12. God bless. PF

Friday, August 16, 2013

Revelation 11

In the time of treading down, God always keep His faithful witnesses to attest the truth of his word and the excellence of his ways. God's witnesses must not be weary of suffering and service, nor looking quickly at the reward, but must stay in the ministry until the Master calls them. The identity of the 2 witnesses remains to be seen till the final day of the Lord. But we are also God's witnesses in our generation... Reading: Rev. 11, God bless. PF


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Revelation 10

When we start studying the promises of the Bible, it was great and comforting, however, when the future prophecy digested, as John did in this book, the contents are bitter, and there are many things so awful and terrible; persecution, desolation in the earth, reign of terror and wickedness, etc. Our response is to seek the Lord's guidance and obey His instructions, because it will nourish our souls, and lead us in the right direction... Reading: Rev. 10. God bless. PF



Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Revelation 9

The spirit of darkness has no power over God's people. God's all-powerful, distinguishing grace will keep His people from total destruction. The power of evil is limited to a short season, though the faithful will share the common calamity on earth, but will be safe from pestilence and spirit of error. Despite God's judgment, people will not repent from their sins, nor forsake idolatry, greediness, and wickedness... Reading: Rev. 9, God bless. PF

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Revelation 8

The seventh seal has 7 trumpets, represents the 7 judgments of God to humanity. First trumpet is fire, 2nd is death of sea animals in oceans, 3rd is water to become bitter because of the fall of star named Wormwood. In OT wormwood is associated with poison or bitterness, and death. 4th is darkness of third part on earth. "Third" is significant because of its connection with Satan's rebellion with his fallen angels against God... Reading: Rev. 8, God Bless. PF

Monday, August 12, 2013

Revelation 7

This picture of our final redemption with Christ has clothed us with the robes of justification, holiness and victory, having palms in our hands as conquerors used to appear in our triumphs. We have fought the good fight of faith, finished the course in Christ, with the loud voice we have for Him. The Lord shows us what we can see in heaven on that very day, and we have to begin it now... Reading: Rev. 7, God bless. PF