And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne, and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the … More John Piper: “no believing prayer is in vain. Ever.”
December 11 Revelation 8 (ESV) The Seventh Seal and the Golden Censer 8:1 When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. 2 Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. 3 And another angel came and stood at the altar … More December 11 Revelation 8
Revelation 7:9-17 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our … More God With Us…Forever!
December 10 Revelation 7 (ESV) The 144,000 of Israel Sealed 7:1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, that no wind might blow on earth or sea or against any tree. 2 Then I saw another angel ascending from the rising of … More December 10 Revelation 7
Horatius Bonar, at Grace Gems: Looking up to God, man breathes the deep-drawn sigh, ‘How long?’ Let me note the chief passages— Psalm 6:3, ‘My soul is sore vexed—but You, O Lord, how long?’ Psalm 13:1, ‘How long will You forget me, and hide Your face? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, … More “How long, O Lord?”
December 9 Revelation 6 (ESV) The Seven Seals 6:1 Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!” 2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given … More December 9 Revelation 6
“Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, 10 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.” (Revelation 5:9-10) … More Blood-bought racial diversity and harmony is for the glory of God through Christ.