Revelation 19. Hallelujah! While the world is quite upset at the demise of Babylon, (the failure of Global Governance), heaven is full of songs, jubilation and worship. Then John saw Christ on a White Horse, and the beast and his armies were defeated. On Christ’s robe is written “King of Kings, and Lord of Lords“.
Malachi 2 tells of corrupt priests and the treachery of infidelity.
Revelation 16 is the dreaded chapter of the bowl judgements. First Bowl: Loathsome Sores, Second Bowl: The Sea turns to Blood, Third Bowl: The Waters Turn to Blood, Fourth Bowl: Men are Scorched, Fifth Bowl: Darkness and Pain, Sixth Bowl: Euphrates dries up, Seventh Bowl: The Earth Shaken.
Zechariah 12. The LORD issued an 0racle on the coming deliverance of Judah, then gave this prophecy: “They shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son.”
Zechariah 13. “On that day” all the idols will be cut off, two thirds of the people will be scattered, but the remaining third will follow the Shepherd Savior.
2 Peter 3. We live in the last days. God’s promise is not slack. There is coming a Day of the Lord, so be steadfast.
Amos 3. The Prophet declared why the inescapable logic of God’s judgement on Israel is inevitable.
Amos 4. God proclaimed punishment of Israel’s sins, and yet Israel refused to take correction.
Amos 5. The prophet gave a lament for Israel and issued another call to repentance, but in vain. The Day of the LORD would still come.
2 Peter 1:12-21. The Apostle Peter reminded the faithful of his approaching death and kept emphasizing the trustworthiness of the prophetic word.
Proverbs 21, Proverbs of Solomon. Yes, there is a difference between a wise and righteous man, and an evil, foolish and lazy man, thinking only about himself and his pleasures, and “It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.”
Psalm 123, a Song of Accents. This is a short but fervent prayer for mercy.
Psalm 124, a Song of Accents. This one is of David. Thank God! Only He can do the impossible.
Psalm 125 is a song of Ascents, sung by pilgrims on the way to Jerusalem to one of the three yearly prescribed feasts.
Psalm 126 likewise is a Song of Ascents. One verse: “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.”
1 Timothy 2. The Apostle Paul reminded the believers to pray for all, including the people of authority. Then he explained the roles for men and women in the Church.
Jeremiah 36. Jehoiakim burned Jeremiah’s Scroll. did this action result in the end of David’s line?
Jeremiah 37. Zedekiah held on to the vain hope that the Chaldeans would be defeated. Jeremiah prophesied otherwise, so he was put in prison.
Jeremiah 38. Jeremiah was in the dungeon and near death so they pulled him up to question him some more. Zedekiah feared for his life, and Jeremiah’s advice was: Give in to Babylon and you will live.
1 Timothy 1 is a personal letter from the Apostle Paul to Timothy and it starts out with a personal greeting of encouragement and a warning about false teachers, for there is no other doctrine. He encourages Timothy to remember to give glory to God for His grace and fight the good fight. An interesting fact in this letter: No slave trader will inherit the Kingdom of God.
Jeremiah 34. Zedekiah was warned by God to give liberty to the slaves, as commanded by Him, but the slaves were not freed, so bad things were going to happen.
Jeremiah 35 tells of the obedient Recabites.
Psalm 86, a Prayer of David. A plea for help, David poured out his needs and confessed his total dependence on God to teach him His ways.
2 Thessalonians 3. The Apostle Paul requested prayer, then he warned against idleness. Finally the letter ends with a benediction.
Jeremiah 32. With everything else going on, Jeremiah bought a field, the field of Anathoth, and then he prayed for understanding. God reassured Jeremiah, the people would return.
Jeremiah 33. The restoration of Israel is foretold, and the permanence of God’s Covenant with the house of David is restated.
Ephesians 2:1-10. This is the famous chapter explaining that we are saved by grace through faith and brought near by His blood, and, once saved, we are His ‘poem’ (ποιημα).
Isaiah 46 tells of the dead gods of Babylon and other useless idols. Compare that to the living God! “ Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:”
Isaiah 47 prophesies the fall of Babylon.
Isaiah 48. God declared His plan for Israel, and the chapter ends with something quoted in a famous play. Which play?
Galatians 4. The Apostle Paul told the Galatians they are children of God and heirs of the promise, but still, he feared for the Church since they preferred the law over the promise. He explained it through two covenants, one in bondage through the law, the other in freedom through the Spirit.
Isaiah 37. Jerusalem’s deliverance is foretold, Hezekiah’s prayer and the word of the LORD concerning Sennacherib is recorded, followed by Hezekiah’s final fall.
Isaiah 38 describes Hezekiah’s illness and how the LORD added 15 years to his life.
1 Corinthians 2. Paul proclaimed Christ crucified, relying only on God’s power. This is God’s secret wisdom, spiritual wisdom, and in applying this “we have the mind of Christ“.
Job 22. Eliphaz the Temanite accused Job of wickedness.
Job 23. Job proclaimed God’s righteous judgments. Rejoice in the Lord. “ But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.“