December 30, 2017: SOAP #2949:  Revelation 15-18 Scripture:  Revelation (NIV) 17:16 The beast and the ten horns you saw will hate the prostitute. They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire. 17 For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his [...]

December 30, 2017: SOAP #2949:  Revelation 15-18

Scripture:  Revelation (NIV) 17:16 The beast and the ten horns you saw will hate the prostitute. They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire. 17 For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to give the beast their power to rule, until God's words are fulfilled.

Observation:   In the midst of a terrible time on earth when evil people are in power, we come across a scripture that clearly shows that even then God is in control.   In the Old Testament, God used wicked nations to punish Israel and to rebuild the temple.   In the New Testament, God used the Roman government to fulfill prophecies about the Jesus sacrifice.   In the early church, God used persecution to spread the gospel.

Application:   No matter how dark things may appear around me, I can have confidence that God's plan for my life will be completed.   He can even use those against me to act for His purpose and my good.

Prayer:    Heavenly Father, you are amazing.   Nothing is out of your ultimate control.  Indeed you work all things together for my good and your glory!  Amen

Pastor Leon
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