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365 Devotional Entries

Bible Bookends

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 31 The final two chapters of the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ mirror the first two chapters in Genesis. These four chapters are bookends to the entire story of the Bible. In the beginning God walked with man in a beautiful garden, in the cool of the day. In the end God dwells again with His people-"Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people.... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Dec 31
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The Seven Blessings of the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 30 Seven is the number of perfection, and the Book of the Revelation contains seven blessings: "'Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near" (Rev. 1:3). Man's reading, hearing, and keeping the Word of God endear the heart of God to him. "'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Dec 30
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Overcomers

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 29 "They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death" (Rev. 12:11). The Apostle John describes believers as overcomers in I John (2:13; 4:4; 5:4-5) and in Revelation (2:7, 11, 17; 26; 3:5, 12, 21; 12:11). Believers overcome in the battle over sin and self , in the battle with the world's thinking and system , and in the... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Dec 29
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No Lost Tribes

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 28 God promised Abraham that He would make him a great nation and that through his seed He would bless all the families of the earth (Gen. 12:3). The story of the Bible tracks Abraham's descendants, with special emphasis on his great- grandson Judah, through whom Shiloh would come. Israel becomes a great nation in captivity under the service to the Egyptians. God brings them back to the land promised to the... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Dec 28
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Churches Possess Personalities and Problems

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 27 "To the angel of the church of Ephesus . . . Smyra . . . Pergamos . . . Thyatira . . . Sardis. . .  Philadelphia . . . Laodicea" (Rev. 2:1; 2:8; 2:12; 2:18; 3:1; 3:7; 3:14.) Churches come in all shapes and sizes and, like people, have their own unique personalities. Churches generally take on the personalities of their leaders: Friendly pastors lead friendly churches; Legalistic pastors who... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Dec 27
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Never Too Old For God

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 26 The Apostle John is an old man (92 years of age) living as a prisoner on a penal colony when his life is interrupted by a voice and a revelation. He testifies, "I was in the Spirit on the LORD's Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, saying, 'I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last" . . . . Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me" (1:10, 12). The... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Dec 26
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Born Of God

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 25 In 1 John, the Apostle John refers to the follower of the Lord Jesus Christ as one who is "born of God": "Everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him" (2:29) "Whoever has been born of God does not sin" (3:9) "He cannot sin, because he has been born of God" (3:9) "Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God" (4:7) "Whoever believes that... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Dec 25
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Spiritual Fraud

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 24 Frauds are those who deceive others for personal gain. Spiritual frauds are those who claim spirituality but are self-deceived. At the conclusion of the first century, the Apostle John writes a letter to confront and expose those making fraudulent spiritual claims. He points out five such claims and offers a corresponding reality check: "If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Dec 24
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Developing A Warfare Mentality

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 23 Canaan was Israel's inheritance and its battleground throughout history-for those entering their inheritance, for those maintaining their inheritance, and for those returning to their inheritance. One does not need go far in the lineages of 1 Chronicles to find warriors. Issachar is known for its warriors (1 Chron. 7:1-2, 5), Ephraim is noted for Israel's fearless warrior-leader Joshua (7:27), and... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Dec 23
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Called to Unjust Suffering

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 22 "But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps" (1 Pet. 2:20-21) Suffering. No thank you. No, really, I shouldn't have to. Thanks, but no thanks. I'll give it a pass. How can anyone endure hurled insults or, in modern terminology,... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Dec 22
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