In Today's Reading:
Marriage supper of the Lamb; Rider on the white horse; Satan bound and doomed; great white throne judgment
I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True (the Lord Jesus Christ), and in righteousness He doth judge and make war (Revelation 19:11). And I saw the beast (the Antichrist), and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone (19:19-20).
Another scene takes place before a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire (20:7,11-15).
This is the final destination of Satan and all who reject Christ as Savior and Lord. God will not push His way into anyone's life. Repentance is a redemptive experience which leads to forgiveness.
Think how joyous it will be for those who do repent and accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of their lives, to see again their loved ones and all the saints of the ages: Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, David, and Paul. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God Omnipotent (All-Powerful) reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready (Revelation 19:5-7).
For Revelation 19:2: See Psalm 19:9; Deuteronomy 32:43; II Kings 9:7. Revelation 19:5: See Psalm 115:13. Revelation 19:11: See Psalm 96:13. Revelation 19:16: See Deuteronomy 10:17. Revelation 19:18: See Ezekiel 39:4. Revelation 20:2: See Isaiah 24:22. Revelation 20:8: See Ezekiel 38:2,15. Revelation 20:12: See Daniel 7:10.
19:6 Omnipotent =b> All-Powerful; 19:13 vesture =b> robe; 20:9 compassed =b> surrounded.
Pray for Government Officials: Rep. Marty Meehan (MA) and Rep. Heather Wilson (NM) • Country: United States (270 million) in North America • Major languages: English and Spanish • Religious freedom • 55% Protestant; 28% Catholic; 1% Orthodox; 2% Mormon; 2% Jewish; 1% Muslim; 11% Other/None • Prayer Suggestion: Lift up your prayers to God with your whole heart (Psalm 119:58,145).
Memory Verse for the Week: James 1:12