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

Day 255/260: Read Revelation 17

Whose side are you on?

Verse 14 states the theme of the whole message of Revelation: “These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them.” God will win. He will defeat evil. He did it against the persecutions of the first century, and He will win again when time comes to an end.

Jesus, who “is Lord of lords and King of kings,” has all the power and authority (Matthew 28:18). Men may rebel against Him, but they will not conquer Him.

We have a choice to make. Do we want to side with the winner, or with the loser? We know the outcome. We know who will win. We must decide now—while we are yet alive—whose side we are on.

“Those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.” Do those words describe you? Have you accepted the gospel call that goes out to all men? Have you associated with the chosen in His church? Are you faithful in obediently executing His will on this earth, laying up for yourself treasures in heaven?

“Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15).

Memory (Recite to a friend without looking)

Revelation 14:13. Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”


Pray for increased faith in the victory of Jesus, and pray for those who are not yet among the “called, chosen, and faithful.”

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