John Barnett Discover the Book Daily Devotional
<< Discover the Book, with Dr. John Barnett

Discover the Book - October 10

  • 2012 Oct 10

Hearing God's Voice

As the end of days approaches, you can find hope as you hear Christ's message in Revelation!

God, who . . . spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things.
-Hebrews 1:1-2, emphasis added

Our world is desperately searching for answers. Yet they continue to show an absolute disregard for the indisputable fact that there is already a stream of infinite knowledge available. You see, God has coded all the answers to man's questions in His Book-a virtual stream of encyclopedic galactica for which we do not even need to spend hundreds of millions of dollars for radar dishes to receive. The highest intelligence of the universe has already beamed us about our origin, and He's freely offered immortality to all!

The answer to all life's struggles is in God's Word. Did you know that 2,000 years ago Jesus wrote some letters to you as a member of His beloved church? He sent them by way of the last living apostle, John. These letters were a group message, customized for seven churches that represented all the churches then as well as now.

If you were to ask any Bible student how many epistles (letters) are in the New Testament, the answer would probably be twenty-one: thirteen authored by Paul, plus Hebrews, which appears anonymous; and the seven "general epistles" by Peter, James, John, and Jude.

The seven most important letters in the Bible are usually overlooked--the seven authored by Jesus personally, and sent to us individually. For many reasons, those seven letters, comprising chapters 2 and 3 of Revelation, are probably the most important part of the Bible for you and me. For in them, and in chapters like the following, Jesus has written the secrets of: how we can live forever (John 17:3); how we can have a joy-filled life (John 10); how we can experience real love (1 Corinthians 13); how we can be prosperous no matter what the economic, social, or political climate (Joshua 1:8-9); and how we never need fear the future. (John 14)

To continue reading this message, please click here.

For more from Discover the Book Ministries, please visit

More Discover the Book, with Dr. John Barnett Articles