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Monday, August 9

Shine Bright

today's reading.
Revelation 13:1-14    And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names...
Revelation 13

think about it.
The first beast has a fearsome appearance but what comes from his mouth (13:5-6)? What does 13:10 call the saints to do? How you handle those who say terrible things about God and His people?

the blog.
We're giving another look today to Revelation 13 and John's vision about the Antichrist and the false prophet. This whole passage displays pretty vividly how extreme the anti-Christian bias will be during this time. But look around today. There is already quite a bit of anti-Christian bias and it seems to be growing. That's disheartening, but at the same time, motivating. We're called to proclaim Christ, and our world needs Him now more than ever. Even a tiny light seems bright in the darkness. So the darker, the less tolerant the world around us is of Christ, the more our lights will shine. 

So let's think about what we can do to be more visible for Christ. There are lots of options, so think broadly. Here's one example. When I was growing up, my dad and mom had a plaque on the doorway coming into our house that said, "As for me and my house we will serve the Lord" (Joshua 24:14). I loved that plaque because it told anyone entering our house what my parents stood for. Ok, one more time, what can we do--small, medium or large--to proclaim the name of Christ and be visible for Him? Tami W.

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