Daily Bible Podcast Day 365 – Revelation 19-22

October 31, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
“And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” ~Revelation 20:10

Observation:
We win. Satan will someday be captured and unable to deceive any longer.

Application:
This is a reminder of whose side I need to be sure that I am fighting for. I belong to God, but am I working as one who wants to win His reward?

Prayer:
Father, thank You that I am among those who believe in the name, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I look forward to Your ultimate victory, even as I wonder at Your timing. I know that Your ways are perfect, so I do my best to be patient. Help me to make good use of my time until either the end comes or my end comes.

Daily Bible Podcast Day 364 – Revelation 15-18

October 30, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
“For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to hand over to the beast their royal authority, until God’s words are fulfilled.” ~Revelation 17:17

Observation:
The kings of the earth will abdicate their authority to the beast so that God’s purposes will happen. Even the aggrandizement of the beast, which would appear to be bad is something that God has ordained in order to carry out His will.

Application:
There are many things in life that are obviously working in opposition to God’s will. Ultimately, though, I don’t need to be afraid of them, since even obviously evil things can be allowed in order to bring God’s plans about.

Prayer:
Father, I trust You that Your will will be done on earth, at least in the end. Help me not to be anxious about the evil that I see in the world. I know that it is being allowed for reasons that I don’t fully understand, but so that ultimately Your purposes will be fulfilled.

Daily Bible Podcast Day 363 – Revelation 10-14

October 29, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
““If anyone is to go into captivity,
into captivity they will go.
If anyone is to be killed with the sword,
with the sword they will be killed.”

This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of God’s people.” ~Revelation 13:10

Observation:
This verse reinforces something that we all know. We are not in charge. If God’s will is for something to happen, it will happen. There’s nothing we can do about that.

Application:
I need to show patience and endurance in my trials. God’s purposes are the one’s that will prevail and anything that happens to me is in line with what God is doing. This is hard to accept sometimes, but true.

Prayer:
Father, sometimes it is hard to trust that truly everything is under Your control. The world seems like it is headed the wrong way. Help me to patiently endure and stand firm, especially when I don’t understand the big picture.

Daily Bible Podcast Day 362 – Revelation 5-9

October 28, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
“After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.” ~Revelation 7:9

Observation:
These are the believers killed in the great tribulation. They come from every people group, meaning that at the time this happens, there are Christians from every tribe and nation on earth.

Application:
I want to do my part to bring others to Christ. I’ll probably never reach a whole country, but I can reach some people.

Prayer:
Father, help me to reach those that I supposed to be reaching in my town. Perhaps I will never reach thousands, but I do want to be faithful in what you’ve called me to. Enlarge my leadership as I do my best to reach others.

Daily Bible Podcast Day 361 – Revelation 1-4

October 27, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
“Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.” ~Revelation 2:5

Observation:
Jesus is speaking to the Ephesian church and is telling them that if they do not repent, He is going to take from them the light they have to draw others. In effect, they will lose the power of their witness.

Application:
What things are hindering my witness that I need to repent of?

Prayer:
Father, I turn away again from those things that are in my that are not of You. Brighten my light to the world so that others might see it and turn to You. Help me to avoid temptation and deliver me from evil.

Daily Bible Podcast Day 360 – Psalm 117, 119:81-176, 2 John, 3 John

October 26, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
“Oh, how I love your law!
I meditate on it all day long.
Your commands are always with me
and make me wiser than my enemies.
I have more insight than all my teachers,
for I meditate on your statutes.
I have more understanding than the elders,
for I obey your precepts.
I have kept my feet from every evil path
so that I might obey your word.
I have not departed from your laws,
for you yourself have taught me.
How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!
I gain understanding from your precepts;
therefore I hate every wrong path.” ~Psalm 119:97-104

Observation:
The Psalmist speaks of his love for God’s word and his discipline in studying and meditating on it. He not only studies, though, he obeys God’s commands.

Application:
Do I love God’s word? I’ve done a good job reading and journaling this year, but is God’s word “sweeter than honey to my mouth?” Do I feel that overwhelming desire to obey God’s commands?

Prayer:
Father, Your word is incredible. This has been and amazing year and I’ve learned a lot. Help me to continue to study and reflect on what I’m reading. Most of all, give me a strong impulse to follow Jesus and obey Your commands.

Daily Bible Podcast Day 359 – 1 John 1-5

October 25, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Daily Bible Podcast Day 358 – John 19-21

October 24, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Daily Bible Podcast Day 357 – John 15-18

October 23, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Daily Bible Podcast Day 356 – John 12-14

October 22, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
“And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” ~John 14:13-14

Observation:
Jesus is preparing His disciples for His departure.

Application:
Anything asked in Jesus name and according to God’s purposes will be granted.

Prayer:
Father, in Jesus’ name I ask that You help me to resist temptation and the schemes of the evil one. I also ask that You make me an effective worker in Your harvest field. I know that You have a purpose for me; show it to me.

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