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Daily Bible Reading Plan

Favorite Verses - Ephesians 5:1-2

April 18, 2024 • Ephesians 5:1–2

Remember, if you have not already, please send me a text at 205-541-6404 to let me know if you listen to the podcast, or watch/listen to the video as we read through the Bible. This will help me prepare as we begin the Old Testament Reading.

Favorite Verses - Luke 6:43-45

April 17, 2024 • Luke 6:43–45

Remembering some favorite verses from the New Testament.

April 16 - Congratulations On Finishing NT

April 16, 2024

Congratulations on finishing the New Testament Reading! We will begin the Old Testament next week. In the mean time, I want to ask you to text me at 205-541-6404 to let me know if you are watching the video, listening to the podcast, or just reading the text we are covering each day. This will help me know how to proceed with our daily recordings. If you have fallen behind, use the next week to catch up. I will post some videos in the mean time sharing some of my favoring verses, and sharing a few minutes of commentary on those verses. I look forward to reading through the Old Testament with you.

Day 133 - Read Revelation 21-22

April 15, 2024 • Revelation 21—22

John saw a vision of “a new heaven and a new earth”. God’s dwelling place was with His people, and those who were not faithful were cast into the lake of fire. One of the angels with the seven bowls took John to a mountain and showed him the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming out of heaven from God. John described its beauty and size. It was a great and beautiful place prepared for those whose names were in the Lamb’s book of life. The curse of man was lifted. There was no darkness, and they saw God’s face. The angel told John to share the written words of the visions because God would be coming soon. The Spirit warned against anyone adding or taking away from the prophesy of the scroll. Anyone who did would be punished.

Day 132 - Read Revelation 18-20

April 14, 2024 • Revelation 18—20

The sins of Babylon were great, and its punishment was great. The kings and lovers of Babylon mourned its ruin. God avenged the blood of His servants. It was time for the Lord to be joined with His bride. He arrived on a white horse wearing a robe that bore the words, “King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.” The armies of the earth assembled to make war against Him. The beast and the false prophet who led men to receive the mark of the beast were thrown into the lake of fire. Satan was bound. Those who died in Christ and those who did not worship the beast reigned with Christ for a thousand years. Satan was cast into the lake of fire. God judged the dead and threw all whose names were not in the book of life in the lake of fire (second death).

Day 131 - Read Revelation 15-17

April 13, 2024 • Revelation 15—17

John saw the angels who conquered the beast. They were praising God. He saw seven angels with seven plagues. The angels were given seven bowls full of God’s wrath. Each angel poured the bowls of wrath, one at a time on those who worshiped the beast, and on the earth. This is the final wrath of God. The mountains were destroyed, and God remembered the sin of Babylon. The seventh bowl was poured out and large hailstones fell on the people. They cursed God. An angel showed John another vision. The vision told of Babylon, sexual sin and blasphemy, the power of Rome, and the destruction of earthly kingdoms. The prophesies of God were fulfilled, then the power of God overwhelmed the earthly kingdoms.

Day 130 - Read Revelation 12-14

April 12, 2024 • Revelation 12—14

John had a vision of a pregnant woman and a dragon. The vision depicted the power of God and the desire of Satan to destroy God’s work. The dragon went to war against Michael and his angels. The dragon was cast out of heaven. Satan was overcome. John’s vision in chapter thirteen warned against worshiping a beast who would be a ruler and would possess great power. The mark of the beast (666) would be given on the right hand or the forehead of those who would worship him. No one without the mark would be allowed to buy or sell. The Lamb stood on Mount Zion with 144,000 people who belonged to Him and were His first fruits. The judgement had come, and God reaped His harvest from the earth.

Day 129 - Read Revelation 9-11

April 11, 2024 • Revelation 9—11

Chapter nine gives an account of the fifth and sixth trumpets being blown and the destruction that followed. John saw an angel with a little scroll open in his hand. John was told to take the scroll. The angel allowed him to take the scroll and told him to eat it. The scroll was sweet to the mouth but bitter to the stomach, as the message of the gospel is sweet to the mouth but results in persecution to the one who receives and shares it. God spoke to John saying He would allow two witnesses to prophesy for 1,260 days, and no one would harm them. The seventh trumpet blew, and the destruction was complete. The time to judge the dead and reward the faithful had come. God again was triumphant and made His power known.

Day 128 - Read Revelation 6-8

April 10, 2024 • Revelation 6—8

John saw seven seals depicting the end times. The seals represented stages of the rapture and tribulation. The vision included the story of God saving a remnant of Israel and a great number of people who placed their faith in Him. He saved them from the great tribulation and everlasting punishment. They would hunger and thirst no more. Then an angel used a censer to throw fire on the earth causing thunder, lightning, and an earthquake. There were seven angels with trumpets. As each of the first four angels blew the trumpets, the earth and its inhabitants experienced great destruction. John saw an eagle flying over him and crying loudly lamenting at the coming destruction following the blowing of the remaining three trumpets.

Day 127 - Revelation 3-5

April 9, 2024 • Revelation 3—5

John continued the message to the seven churches in Asia. These churches were not unlike many churches today that were determined to follow Christ but allowed themselves to drift in direction and focus. The church must protect from the dangers of turning away from God and His purpose for the church. John described his vision of heaven in chapters 4 and 5. John saw a vision of God on His throne, and every creature worshipped Him. Jesus was presented as the One who was sacrificed, but conquered death to free everyone who would trust in Him for eternal life from death and eternal punishment. No one else could do what Jesus did through His sacrifice.

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 125 - Read 2 John 1, 3 John 1, Jude 1

2 John, 3 John, Jude

John wrote his second letter to rejoice in a fellow believer’s faithfulness and the passing of her faith to her children. He challenged the reader to love others by walking according to the commands of Christ. He warned of deceivers of the faith. He hoped to visit face to face with her soon. John wrote his third letter to a fellow believer named Gaius. He warned about the evil doings of Diotrephes. John hoped to visit Gaius soon and confront the evil deeds of false teachers. Jude wrote to encourage Gentile believers to remain faithful to the gospel and to refute false teachers. He warned them of the sinful desires of some in the church. He encouraged readers to keep in the love of God, show mercy, and hate sin.

Day 124 - Read 1 John 4-5

April 5, 2024 • 1 John 4—5

The spirit of God is true to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Any other spirit is false and is against Christ. Greater is He who is in us than he that is in the world. God is love and everyone who is in the Lord loves Him and loves others. We are able to love because He first loved us and has given us a spirit of love. Christians love the Father and obey His commands. They overcome the world because of faith in Jesus. God has given us eternal life through Jesus. Whoever has the Son has life. John wrote these to offer confidence of eternal life in Jesus. There is a sin unto death; knowing the truth and willfully denying it as truth. Those who are born of God do not live sinful lives. Jesus protects God’s children from the evil one.

Day 123 - Read 1 John 1-3

April 4, 2024 • 1 John 1—3

John experienced Jesus in the flesh. Life is given through Christ, and He is the light of men. All sin and are in need of the Son to cleanse us of our sins. If we walk in darkness, we do not know Jesus and have not experienced His forgiveness. Jesus is our advocate with the Father. If we know Jesus, we will keep His commandments and walk as He walked. Abide in God and do not be controlled by the desires of the flesh. Do not allow false teachers and antichrists lead you away from truth. The righteous abide in Him, but the one who practices sin is of the devil. Believe in the Son Jesus Christ and love one another as He loved us and gave Himself for us. If we do not love our brother and obey the Lord’s commands, we are not of God.

Day 122 - Read 2 Peter 1-3

April 3, 2024 • 2 Peter

Believers should grow in faith and possess qualities of godliness. Peter committed to remind fellow believers of the importance of fulfilling the call on their lives and persevere in faith. Commit yourselves to the Word of God. False teachers and blasphemers will be punished but the righteous will be rewarded. The righteous will endure but the wicked will continue to return to evil. God is patient, not wishing that any should perish. Hold firm to sound doctrine and do not allow false teachers and those who would twist God’s Word to lead you to error. Grow in grace and knowledge of Jesus.

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