Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 250/260: Read Revelation 12

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” What a tribute to these faithful martyrs, persecuted by evil forces!

There is something greater waiting for us on the other side of this life. We may have it bad now, but God will reward faithfulness in eternity! Even if we have a great life full of physical blessings here, it won’t compare to what God has in store for us!

Think back to the letters to the churches and the promises given “to him who overcomes”:

• “I will give to eat from the tree of life” (2:7)
• “Shall not be hurt by the second death” (2:11)
• “The hidden manna to eat”” (2:17)
• “Power over the nations” (2:26)
• “I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life” (3:5)
• “I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God” (3:12)
• “I will grant to sit with Me on My throng” (3:21)

I can’t wait to get there, can you? We must be faithful, we must overcome.

Memory (Recite to a friend without looking)

Revelation 11:17. “We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was and who is to come, because You have taken Your great power and reigned.”

Pray

Pray that God gives you the wisdom and strength to “not love life to the death.”

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