Scripture Union Daily Guide 1 September 2022 Devotional Message for Thursday– The Reign of Christ
Scripture Union Daily Guide 1 September 2022 Devotional for Thursday
TOPIC: The Reign of Christ
OPENING PRAYER: I open my heart to meditate on your word, teach me your ways oh Lord.
SCRIPTURE: Revelation 11:1‐19
Scripture Union Daily Guide 1 September 2022 MESSAGE
Persecution is a prevalent feature of the end times, but God will protect the believers. The temple symbolises the Church (v.1). Our location (inside or outside the Temple) is very important. To be inside is to be in Christ for spiritual protection of true believers.
Outside the Temple are unbelievers for great suffering. Where will you be? What will determine the place a person will be is whether they believe in Christ now or not. The two witnesses (vs.3‐6), possibly God’s mighty prophets ‐ Moses and Elijah (Matthew 17:1‐7), represent believers throughout all ages who carry out their witness in the evil world where there is rebellion and persecution.
The believers are called to participate actively in God’s ministry as prophets (v.6) despite the suffering that they could go through. Whatever happens, the evil one cannot overcome Jesus Christ and His true witnesses (v.11). Truth never dies, and the threat of death has never stopped evangelism.
Note that evil will reign outside the Temple for 42 months; that means it will not be forever (v.2). Satan and his agent will also wreck havoc but only for a time (vs.7‐11). We get a glimpse of worship in heaven (vs.15‐19). What elements of worship do you see in this passage and what can you learn from this?
Question(s) for Reflection
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Is there any warning for me to heed?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 1 September 2022 Closing Prayer
• Lord Jesus, may I not miss the long anticipated and awaited reign with you on the last day.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Mark 10:16
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WHOLY FOR CHRIST
And He said to them, “follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men”.
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ The call of God upon our lives to follow Him.
☀ The new month, as we learn to truly follow the Lord in all things
☛ True following, in order to experience all He has in stock for us this month.
☛ All we will do this month to glorify His name.
☛ Perseverance and true dedication to God and our responsibilities this month.
⚠ Divisive spirit and lack of true dedication to God and our duties.
⚠ Allowing love for the earthly things to keep us from truly following God, worshipping and serving Him in our churches, fellowships and even families this month.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 1 September 2022. Scripture Union is an international, interdenominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God. Scripture Union Daily Guide 1 September 2022