December 17, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read one chapter of Revelation, the last chapter of Zephaniah and the first chapter of Haggai.

December 17: Revelation 8, Zephaniah 3, Haggai 1 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Revelation 8 describes the precursors to the great tribulation with the opening of the seventh seal and the sounding of the trumpets. It begins with an earthquake. First Trumpet: Vegetation Struck, Second Trumpet: The Seas Struck, Third Trumpet: The Waters Struck, Fourth Trumpet: The Heavens Struck. One ecological disaster after another.

Zephaniah 3. Jerusalem is full of wickedness but there remains a faithful Remnant and they will rejoice in God’s faithfulness, restoring His people.

Haggai 1 is about the right priorities. God had commanded the inhabitants of Jerusalem to rebuild His house.  When pointed out their wrongful ways the people obeyed.

December 16, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read one chapter of Revelation and the first two chapters of Zephaniah.

December 16: Revelation 7, Zephaniah 1, Zephaniah 2 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Revelation 7. the apostle John saw angels telling of the 144 thousand sealed of Israel, and then saw a multitude that came out of the Great Tribulation singing praises such as “Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

Zephaniah 1 is a prophecy of the Great Day of the LORD.

Zephaniah 2 is a call to repentance and a prophecy of judgment on many nations.