An Important Blessing

Isaac gives his son Jacob an important blessing in today’s Bible reading. In Twenty-first Century Western culture, we miss the importance of a father giving his son (or daughter) a blessing. But a blessing is so very important, even today! In the case of Isaac and Jacob, Isaac thought he was giving his blessing to…

One Thousand Years

In today’s Bible reading, John uses the term “a thousand years” to describe several things. This is the only place in the Bible that mentions “a thousand years” with regards to the End Times. One of the most important things to do in reading, studying, interpreting, and ultimately applying the Bible is to read it…

Seven Bowls Are Poured Out

Things continue escalating in today’s Bible reading. Seven angels pour out seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth. First Bowl: Painful SoresSecond Bowl: The sea turned to blood and all sea life diedThird Bowl: Rivers and springs became bloodFourth Bowl: People are scorched by the sun. They blaspheme the One who has power over…

The Two Witnesses

In today’s Bible reading, we see two witnesses given authority to prophesy/preach against the people’s sins for a period of time. During their allotted time, they are immortal; no one can harm them. At the end of the allotted time, people martyr the witnesses and leave their bodies on the street until the witnesses are…

The Sweet Word of God

In today’s Bible reading, John is commanded to eat the scroll held by the angel straddling the earth and sea. The angel warns John that the little scroll will taste sweet, but will upset his stomach. God’s Word is difficult to digest but is sweet to Believers. The Psalmist says, “How sweet your word is…