Today we read one chapter of Revelation and two chapters of Zechariah
December 23: Revelation 14, Zechariah 10, Zechariah 11 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Revelation 14. The apostle John again saw the vision of the lamb and the 144000 Jewish male virgins. Then he saw and heard three angels making their proclamation. And then came time to proclaim the reaping the earth’s harvest, the Grapes of Wrath. This vision is later portrayed in the Battle Hymn of the Republic.
Zechariah 10. The LORD promised future restoration of Judah and restoration of Israel.
Zechariah 11. The LORD proclaimed judgement on Israel, but then comes the prophecy of the shepherds. The chapter also contains the famous quote: “I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver. And the Lord said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord.“
Today we read Second Thessalonians 2 and two chapters of Isaiah.
September 9: 2 Thessalonians 2, Isaiah 62, Isaiah 63 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
2 Thessalonians 2 tells of the great apostasy, when the man of lawlessness is revealed and usher in the tribulation. People will believe “The Lie” and be destroyed. Stand fast, Jesus will destroy him at his return.
Isaiah 62. Zion’s new name will be called Hephzibah and the land will be called Beulah, salvation is coming.
Isaiah 63. The day of the Lord’s vengeance is coming where “the grapes of wrath are trod” and there was no one to help. Then God will show His mercy and provide salvation, but will people listen?
“He has trampled out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored”
From Revelation 14:19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.