Well folks, this is the final day in the Chronological Bible Reading plan.
Congratulations to all of you who have joined us each day as we have gone through the entire bible by highlighting the main stories.
Too often people start the New Year with the desire to read through the bible but then end up with life crowding out their reading assignments. Discouragement sets in and the reading plan falls by the wayside as readers become frustrated.
Too discouraged to start again many will go years and years without ever trying again.
For those who are completing the 60 days today - congratulations and may God continue to bless your ongoing reading and studying of God's Word. Well done!!
For those who want to start and do it over the next 60 days, just go to the Reading Scripture line on this blog and begin at Day 1. In just 60 days you too can do it!
Revelation is the only book of prophecy in the New Testament and it carries a blessing for those who will read and hear what is written within it's pages.
This is an amazing book focusing us on a glorious, reigning Christ both on earth and in heaven.
It alone shows us the complete and final victory over Satan along with his defeat and punishment. It tells of his final doom, no wonder he doesn't want people to read it.
Revelation means an unveiling.
Even though it contains 300 symbols, each has a definite meaning and most focus us on the future. This book is the revelation of Jesus Christ, His return to earth and the reality that some will be ready and others won't.
What began in Genesis, is completed in Revelation.
In Genesis, the heaven and earth are created, while in Revelation, we see a new heaven and earth.
In Genesis, the sun and moon appear, in Revelation, there is no longer a need for them as Jesus is the light of the new heaven.
In Genesis, there is a garden, in Revelation, a holy city.
In Genesis, there is a marriage of the first Adam, in Revelation, we join the Second Adam at the marriage supper of the Lamb.
In Genesis, we see the beginning of sin, in Revelation, sin is done away with.
It is the bible alone that introduces us to Satan, sorrow, pain and tears in Genesis yet Revelation unveils their doom and destruction. Every tear shall be wiped away.
What started in Genesis comes to an end in Revelation and those who have believed in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord, will enjoy a happy ending.
The book ends with Jesus saying, "Yes, I am coming soon."
Our response should be, "Amen, Come, Lord Jesus."