Day 84

John 16

 

16:1 "These things have I spoken to you, so that you wouldn't be caused to stumble.

 

16:2 They will put you out of the synagogues. Yes, the time comes that whoever kills you will think that he offers service to God.

 

16:3 They will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor me.

 

16:4 But I have told you these things, so that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you about them. I didn't tell you these things from the beginning, because I was with you.

 

16:5 But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, 'Where are you going?'

 

16:6 But because I have told you these things, sorrow has filled your heart.

 

16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I don't go away, the Counselor won't come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.

 

16:8 When he has come, he will convict the world about sin, about righteousness, and about judgment;

 

16:9 about sin, because they don't believe in me;

 

16:10 about righteousness, because I am going to my Father, and you won't see me any more;

 

16:11 about judgment, because the prince of this world has been judged.

 

16:12 "I have yet many things to tell you, but you can't bear them now.

 

16:13 However when he, the Spirit of truth, has come, he will guide you into all truth, for he will not speak from himself; but whatever he hears, he will speak. He will declare to you things that are coming.

 

16:14 He will glorify me, for he will take from what is mine, and will declare it to you.

 

16:15 All things whatever the Father has are mine; therefore I said that he takes of mine, and will declare it to you.

 

16:16 A little while, and you will not see me. Again a little while, and you will see me."

 

16:17 Some of his disciples therefore said to one another, "What is this that he says to us, 'A little while, and you won't see me, and again a little while, and you will see me;' and, 'Because I go to the Father?'"

 

16:18 They said therefore, "What is this that he says, 'A little while?' We don't know what he is saying."

 

16:19 Therefore Jesus perceived that they wanted to ask him, and he said to them, "Do you inquire among yourselves concerning this, that I said, 'A little while, and you won't see me, and again a little while, and you will see me?'

 

16:20 Most certainly I tell you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.

 

16:21 A woman, when she gives birth, has sorrow, because her time has come. But when she has delivered the child, she doesn't remember the anguish any more, for the joy that a human being is born into the world.

 

16:22 Therefore you now have sorrow, but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.

 

16:23 "In that day you will ask me no questions. Most certainly I tell you, whatever you may ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.

 

16:24 Until now, you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.

 

16:25 I have spoken these things to you in figures of speech. But the time is coming when I will no more speak to you in figures of speech, but will tell you plainly about the Father.

 

16:26 In that day you will ask in my name; and I don't say to you, that I will pray to the Father for you,

 

16:27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came forth from God.

 

16:28 I came out from the Father, and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world, and go to the Father."

 

16:29 His disciples said to him, "Behold, now you speak plainly, and speak no figures of speech.

 

16:30 Now we know that you know all things, and don't need for anyone to question you. By this we believe that you came forth from God."

 

16:31 Jesus answered them, "Do you now believe?

 

16:32 Behold, the time is coming, yes, and has now come, that you will be scattered, everyone to his own place, and you will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.

 

16:33 I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have oppression; but cheer up! I have overcome the world."

 

Revelation 11

 

11:1 A reed like a rod was given to me. Someone said, "Rise, and measure God's temple, and the altar, and those who worship in it.

 

11:2 Leave out the court which is outside of the temple, and don't measure it, for it has been given to the nations. They will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months.

 

11:3 I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred sixty days, clothed in sackcloth."

 

11:4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands, standing before the Lord of the earth.

 

11:5 If anyone desires to harm them, fire proceeds out of their mouth and devours their enemies. If anyone desires to harm them, he must be killed in this way.

 

11:6 These have the power to shut up the sky, that it may not rain during the days of their prophecy. They have power over the waters, to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire.

 

11:7 When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them, and kill them.

 

11:8 Their dead bodies will be in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.

 

11:9 From among the peoples, tribes, languages, and nations people will look at their dead bodies for three and a half days, and will not allow their dead bodies to be laid in a tomb.

 

11:10 Those who dwell on the earth rejoice over them, and they will be glad. They will give gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.

 

11:11 After the three and a half days, the breath of life from God entered into them, and they stood on their feet. Great fear fell on those who saw them.

 

11:12 I heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here!" They went up into heaven in the cloud, and their enemies saw them.

 

11:13 In that day there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

 

11:14 The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe comes quickly.

 

11:15 The seventh angel sounded, and great voices in heaven followed, saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ. He will reign forever and ever!"

 

11:16 The twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before God's throne, fell on their faces and worshiped God,

 

11:17 saying: "We give you thanks, Lord God, the Almighty, the one who is and who was; because you have taken your great power, and reigned.

 

11:18 The nations were angry, and your wrath came, as did the time for the dead to be judged, and to give your bondservants the prophets, their reward, as well as to the saints, and those who fear your name, to the small and the great; and to destroy those who destroy the earth."

 

11:19 God's temple that is in heaven was opened, and the ark of the Lord's covenant was seen in his temple. Lightnings, sounds, thunders, an earthquake, and great hail followed.

 

Revelation 12

 

12:1 A great sign was seen in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.

 

12:2 She was with child. She cried out in pain, laboring to give birth.

 

12:3 Another sign was seen in heaven. Behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven crowns.

 

12:4 His tail drew one third of the stars of the sky, and threw them to the earth. The dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child.

 

12:5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron. Her child was caught up to God, and to his throne.

 

12:6 The woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that there they may nourish her one thousand two hundred sixty days.

 

12:7 There was war in the sky. Michael and his angels made war on the dragon. The dragon and his angels made war.

 

12:8 They didn't prevail, neither was a place found for him any more in heaven.

 

12:9 The great dragon was thrown down, the old serpent, he who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world. He was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

 

12:10 I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now is come the salvation, the power, and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ; for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night.

 

12:11 They overcame him because of the Lamb's blood, and because of the word of their testimony. They didn't love their life, even to death.

 

12:12 Therefore rejoice, heavens, and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and to the sea, because the devil has gone down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has but a short time."

 

12:13 When the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child.

 

12:14 Two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, so that she might be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

 

12:15 The serpent spewed water out of his mouth after the woman like a river, that he might cause her to be carried away by the stream.

 

12:16 The earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon spewed out of his mouth.


12:17 The dragon grew angry with the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep God's commandments and hold Jesus' testimony.