December 19: Reading the Holy Bible in a year.

Revelation 11 tells of the two witnesses, their power, death and resurrection. After that the seventh trumpet sounded and the Kingdom was proclaimed.

Zechariah 1 begins with a call to return to the LORD. Then is presented two visions; the vision of the horses in which the LORD promised to comfort Zion, followed by the vision of the horns.

December 13: Reading the Holy Bible in a year.

Revelation 5. Worship is continued in heaven and the Apostle John saw a scroll. Nobody but the Lamb was worthy to take and open the scroll with seven seals. All that were present broke out in praise, singing a new song, saying, “Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood” and “Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.  And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.

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.

November 17: Reading the Holy Bible in a year.

1 Peter 1:13-25. The apostle Paul was telling the believers they must be holy, having been regenerated (translated: born again) and redeemed by Jesus Christ, the risen Savior, all of it foreordained before the foundation of the world.

Hosea 3. God told Hosea to reconcile with his wife, and so Israel will return to God.

Hosea 4. God gave His charge against Israel because of Israel’s Idolatry.

Hosea 5. God proclaimed judgment on Israel, Ephraim and Judah.

Hosea6. God called Ephraim and Judah to repentance, for He required mercy; not sacrifice.

September 20: Reading the Holy Bible in a year.

Colossians 1. The Apostle Paul began with his customary greeting, continued with a prayer  emphasizing faith in Christ and the preeminence of Christ. He told the Colossians to be reconciled in Christ, “Christ in you, the hope of glory”  and to perform sacrificial service in Christ.

Jeremiah 1, the call of Jeremiah. The key word in Jeremiah’s call is “before“. Here God confirmed His call with two visions, the branch of an almond tree and a boiling pot tilting away from the north. These were promises of the fulfillment of God’s word and of an impending disaster. God finally assured Jeremiah He will be with him, so don’t worry.

Jeremiah 2. Israel had forsaken the LORD, and God presented His case against Israel.

Jeremiah 3. Israel was shamelessly unfaithful, yet God was merciful and called Israel to repent and return to the LORD.

November 23, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

1 Peter 5. Elders, shepherd the flock,  not for filthy lucre, but being examples of service and submission to God, in due time receiving a crown. Resist the devil, look to God “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” The letter ends with farewell greetings.

Joel 2 tells of the Day of the Lord. God gave a stern call to repentance. After that warning God gave this promise: “28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. 30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come. 32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.“

Zechariah 1, A Call to Repentance, Vision of the Horses, The LORD will Comfort Zion, Vision of the Horns.

Zechariah 1, A Call to Repentance, Vision of the Horses, The LORD will Comfort Zion, Vision of the Horns.