December 31, 2017: SOAP #2950:  Revelation 19-22 Scripture:  Revelation (NIV) 21 9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, 'Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.' 10 And he carried me away [...]

December 31, 2017: SOAP #2950:  Revelation 19-22

Scripture:  Revelation (NIV) 21 9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, 'Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.' 10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

Observation:   What began in the mind of God (Revelation 13:8) and was put into action in the garden (Genesis 1:1), -progressively revealed throughout the Old Testament, -validated in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, -explained in the epistles, -and visualized in Revelation"all of that comes to completion in these verses.   Here is the wrap up of God's earth plan.   In this city is the fulfillment of God's heart to have a loving relationship with one's proved trustworthy"people who love Him because they choose to love Him!

Application:   What a high calling is mine.   I am one member in the body of Christ!   The more I read the Bible, the more I understand God's big plan, the more I am amazed to be counted worthy to be a part.   I know it is not because of my perfect record, but because of my faith in Jesus' perfect record and what He has done for me.   His death on the cross opens the door for sinners to be forgiven and included in God's eternal plan.

Prayer:     Heavenly Father, how amazing is the death of your Son!   It covers all my sins!     How amazing is the life of your Son!   He lives in me!   He is my Lord and Savior!   Amen

Pastor Leon
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