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Day 126 - Read Revelation 1-2

April 7, 2024 • Revelation 1—2

John reaffirmed his faith in Jesus Christ and the Father who is the beginning and the end, the One who always existed, and the Almighty. John experienced a vision while on the island of Patmos. He was told by a loud voice to write what he saw and share it with seven churches in Asia. He turned to see where the voice was coming from and saw seven golden lampstands (representing the seven churches), seven stars (the angels or elders of the seven churches), and the Son of man (Jesus). Each message began with affirmation, then outlined areas of disobedience in the church. Each message was meant to strengthen the church. Jesus has been triumphant, and the churches would also be triumphant if believers trust Jesus in these areas.

Day 29 - Read Genesis 49-50

May 22, 2024 • Genesis 49—50

Jacob called his sons to his side and gave each a blessing. He said Joseph would be set apart as the great descendant of Jacob. He commanded his sons to bury him where Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, and Leah were buried in Canaan. He laid back into the bed and died. Joseph received permission from Pharaoh to take his father to Canaan as he promised his father. Joseph, his brothers, and many servants and elders went to bury and mourn Jacob. Joseph’s brothers were concerned Joseph would seek revenge for their evil deeds. He comforted them and explained how God used their evil deeds to save many. Joseph lived to be 110.

Day 28 - Read Genesis 48

May 21, 2024 • Genesis 48

Jacob told Joseph of God’s blessings in giving him many descendants and land. Joseph took his sons to Jacob, and he blessed them. Jacob placed his right hand on Ephraim, and Joseph attempted to change his father’s hands because Manasseh was the first born. Jacob told Joseph that both sons would be great, but the younger son would be blessed beyond the older son. Jacob told Joseph that God would be with him and would take him again to the land of his fathers. He promised land to Joseph that he took from the Amorites in war.

Day 27 - Read Genesis 46-47

May 20, 2024 • Genesis 46—47

Jacob (Israel) left Canaan with all his household and journeyed to Egypt. He offered sacrifices to God in Beersheba. God spoke to Jacob in a dream and reminded him of the promise He made to Jacob. God told Jacob that He would bring his people back to the land He promised. Pharaoh told Joseph to offer his family the best land in Goshen to tend their flocks. Jacob gave Pharaoh a blessing. The people of Egypt and Canaan gave all their money, their livestock, and their land for food during the famine. They eventually offered themselves in servitude to Pharaoh for food. The priests were the only exception because they were provided a portion of food from Pharaoh. Jacob made Joseph promise to bury him outside of Egypt with his fathers.