Day 12 – STUDY THE PROPHECIES

Dollarphotoclub_49553062

STUDY THE PROPHECIES

Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy,

and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart

what is written in it, because the time is near. Revelation 1:3

MOMENTS OF PRAYER

Pray for the items listed in your Prayer Journal

Pray for the five individuals/families you chose

Pray for God’s work in the Southern Asia-Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventist Church

Pray that God will prepare your friends’ heart to receive the Good News

From the rise and fall of nations as made plain in the books of Daniel and the Revelation, we need to learn how worthless is mere outward and worldly glory. Babylon, with all its power and magnificence, the like of which our world has never since beheld—power and magnificence which to the people of that day seemed so stable and enduring—how completely has it passed away! As “the flower of the grass,” it has perished. So perished the Medo-Persian kingdom, and the kingdoms of Grecia and Rome. And so perishes all that has not God for its foundation. Only that which is bound up with His purpose, and expresses His character, can endure. His principles are the only steadfast things our world knows.

When the books of Daniel and Revelation are better understood, believers will have an entirely different religious experience. They will be given such glimpses of the open gates of heaven that heart and mind will be impressed with the character that all must develop in order to realize the blessedness which is to be the reward of the pure in heart. The Lord will bless all who will seek humbly and meekly to understand that which is revealed in the Revelation. This book contains so much that is large with immortality and full of glory that all who read and search it earnestly receive the blessing to those “that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein.” One thing will certainly be understood from the study of Revelation—that the connection between God and His people is close and decided.

Let us give more time to the study of the Bible. We do not understand the Word as we should. The book of Revelation opens with an injunction to us to understand the instruction that it contains…. When we … understand what this book means to us, there will be seen among us a great revival.

Ellen Gold White, The Faith I Live By, pg. 345 – December 5

GOING DEEPER

In the same way that a prophet is a spokesman, or messenger, for God, so prophecy is any message spoken for God, at His command. It is a special revelation of the divine mind and will, designed to enable man to cooperate intelligently with the infinite purposes of God, and consists essentially in counsel, guidance, reproof, and warning. Since “God does nothing, without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7, RSV), He expects those who read what the prophets have written to give the most diligent heed thereto. In so doing they are certain to “succeed” (2 Chr 20:20, RSV) Those who fail to heed the words spoken by a prophet as God’s messenger or watchman are personally accountable before God (see Eze 3:17–21; 33:1–9). For the most part, Israel rejected the stirring appeals of the prophets (see Lk 11:47, 48), even as God forewarned Isaiah (Is 6:9–11) and Jeremiah (see Jer 1:8, 17, 19). It was the rejection of the messages of the prophets that brought ruin upon Israel; it led to their refusal to accept their Messiah, and thus to their rejection as a nation.

Horn, S. H. (1979). In The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Dictionary (pp. 905–906). Review and Herald Publishing Association.

QUESTION…

What does the Bible say about prophecy? 1 Peter 1:21

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

IN LETTERS OF GOLD

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that

when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For, ‘In just a little while,

he who is coming will come and will not delay’.” Hebrews 10:35-37

THIS WEEK’S HOMEWORK

1. Memorize: “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:11

2. Contact the five individuals/families that you are praying for, and inform them that you have been praying for them and ask them if they have a special prayer request.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Prophecy is history

unfulfilled, and history is prophecy fulfilled.”

Dwight Lyman Moody, Predominant Evangelist, Author, and Publisher.

DID YOU KNOW?

J. Barton Payne’s Encyclopedia of Biblical Prophecy lists 1,239 prophecies in the

Old Testament and 578 prophecies in

the New Testament, for a total of 1,817.

These encompass 8,352 verses.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *