Day 82

John 14

 

14:1 "Don't let your heart be troubled. Believe in God. Believe also in me.

 

14:2 In my Father's house are many homes. If it weren't so, I would have told you. I am going to prepare a place for you.

 

14:3 If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will receive you to myself; that where I am, you may be there also.

 

14:4 Where I go, you know, and you know the way."

 

14:5 Thomas said to him, "Lord, we don't know where you are going. How can we know the way?"

 

14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me.

 

14:7 If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on, you know him, and have seen him."

 

14:8 Philip said to him, "Lord, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us."

 

14:9 Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you such a long time, and do you not know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father. How do you say, 'Show us the Father?'

 

14:10 Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I tell you, I speak not from myself; but the Father who lives in me does his works.

 

14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me; or else believe me for the very works' sake.

 

14:12 Most certainly I tell you, he who believes in me, the works that I do, he will do also; and he will do greater works than these, because I am going to my Father.

 

14:13 Whatever you will ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

 

14:14 If you will ask anything in my name, I will do it.

 

14:15 If you love me, keep my commandments.

 

14:16 I will pray to the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, that he may be with you forever,--

 

14:17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world can't receive; for it doesn't see him, neither knows him. You know him, for he lives with you, and will be in you.

 

14:18 I will not leave you orphans. I will come to you.

 

14:19 Yet a little while, and the world will see me no more; but you will see me. Because I live, you will live also.

 

14:20 In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.

 

14:21 One who has my commandments, and keeps them, that person is one who loves me. One who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and will reveal myself to him."

 

14:22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, "Lord, what has happened that you are about to reveal yourself to us, and not to the world?"

 

14:23 Jesus answered him, "If a man loves me, he will keep my word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our home with him.

 

14:24 He who doesn't love me doesn't keep my words. The word which you hear isn't mine, but the Father's who sent me.

 

14:25 I have said these things to you, while still living with you.

 

14:26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and will remind you of all that I said to you.

 

14:27 Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, give I to you. Don't let your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful.

 

14:28 You heard how I told you, 'I go away, and I come to you.' If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I said 'I am going to my Father;' for the Father is greater than I.

 

14:29 Now I have told you before it happens so that, when it happens, you may believe.

 

14:30 I will no more speak much with you, for the prince of the world comes, and he has nothing in me.

 

14:31 But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father commanded me, even so I do. Arise, let us go from here.

 

Revelation 7

 

7:1 After this, I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, so that no wind would blow on the earth, or on the sea, or on any tree.

 

7:2 I saw another angel ascending from the sunrise, having the seal of the living God. He cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was given to harm the earth and the sea,

 

7:3 saying, "Don't harm the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, until we have sealed the bondservants of our God on their foreheads!"

 

7:4 I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred forty-four thousand, sealed out of every tribe of the children of Israel:

 

7:5 of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand, of the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand, of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand,

 

7:6 of the tribe of Asher twelve thousand, of the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand, of the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand,

 

7:7 of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand, of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand, of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand,

 

7:8 of the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand, of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand, of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

 

7:9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of every nation and of all tribes, peoples, and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.

 

7:10 They cried with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation be to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!"

 

7:11 All the angels were standing around the throne, the elders, and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before his throne, and worshiped God,

 

7:12 saying, "Amen! Blessing, glory, wisdom, thanksgiving, honor, power, and might, be to our God forever and ever! Amen."

 

7:13 One of the elders answered, saying to me, "These who are arrayed in white robes, who are they, and from where did they come?"

 

7:14 I told him, "My lord, you know." He said to me, "These are those who came out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes, and made them white in the Lamb's blood.

 

7:15 Therefore they are before the throne of God, they serve him day and night in his temple. He who sits on the throne will spread his tabernacle over them.

 

7:16 They will never be hungry, neither thirsty any more; neither will the sun beat on them, nor any heat;

 

7:17 for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne shepherds them, and leads them to springs of waters of life. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."

 

Revelation 8

 

8:1 When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.

 

8:2 I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.

 

8:3 Another angel came and stood over the altar, having a golden censer. Much incense was given to him, that he should add it to the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar which was before the throne.

 

8:4 The smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel's hand.

 

8:5 The angel took the censer, and he filled it with the fire of the altar, and threw it on the earth. There followed thunders, sounds, lightnings, and an earthquake.

 

8:6 The seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.

 

8:7 The first sounded, and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. One third of the earth was burnt up, and one third of the trees were burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

 

8:8 The second angel sounded, and something like a great burning mountain was thrown into the sea. One third of the sea became blood,

 

8:9 and one third of the living creatures which were in the sea died. One third of the ships were destroyed.

 

8:10 The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from the sky, burning like a torch, and it fell on one third of the rivers, and on the springs of the waters.

 

8:11 The name of the star is called "Wormwood." One third of the waters became wormwood. Many people died from the waters, because they were made bitter.

 

8:12 The fourth angel sounded, and one third of the sun was struck, and one third of the moon, and one third of the stars; so that one third of them would be darkened, and the day wouldn't shine for one third of it, and the night in the same way.


8:13 I saw, and I heard an eagle, flying in mid heaven, saying with a loud voice, "Woe! Woe! Woe for those who dwell on the earth, because of the other voices of the trumpets of the three angels, who are yet to sound!"