November 21, 2015

Today you should read: Revelation 22:6-21

“REVELATION—NOTE ON 22:10–15 Prohibition of Sealing the Book, Promise that Jesus Is Coming Soon, Promise of Blessing.“John must not “seal” his prophecy as Daniel did his, because the fulfillment of John’s visions was temporally “near” to his first-century readers, as it is to believers 20 centuries later. The assurance that, when Jesus comes “soon,” he will bring blessing to believers and judgment to rebels, should motivate believers to perseverance and purity.” (ESV Study Bible Notes)
I know it is difficult to make sense of many of the visions in the book of Revelation. I know it can be tough to understand the meaning of the prophesies and how they will come about. The truth is there is some gray area’s and many faithful bible scholars have differing opinions on a lot of it. However, one thing that is very clear from this book that sums up most of the Bible is Jesus wins and He is coming back!
Jesus’ victory on the cross and the promise of his return validate all promises of scripture. That means that the grace and righteous identity we get through the redemption of his blood is true! It also means that those who do not know him will perish in a Christless eternity called hell. In a world full of confusion the Bible brings concrete truths that simplifies and brings wisdom when sin offers chaos and confusion. The key to freedom and peace is not through logic, it’s not through riches and it is not through circumstantial prosperity. Freedom comes from faith in Jesus Christ.
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery (Galatains 5:1)
Are you free?

Posted by: Chad Wiles

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

1 thought on “November 21, 2015”

  1. Thanks again to all current & past staff members who have so faithfully written Jumpstart commentaries. It is hard to believe 5 years have passed since Jumpstart began. Sign me up for another five years! God bless!

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