Day 85

John 17

 

17:1 Jesus said these things, and lifting up his eyes to heaven, he said, "Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may also glorify you;

 

17:2 even as you gave him authority over all flesh, he will give eternal life to all whom you have given him.

 

17:3 This is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and him whom you sent, Jesus Christ.

 

17:4 I glorified you on the earth. I have accomplished the work which you have given me to do.

 

17:5 Now, Father, glorify me with your own self with the glory which I had with you before the world existed.

 

17:6 I revealed your name to the people whom you have given me out of the world. They were yours, and you have given them to me. They have kept your word.

 

17:7 Now they have known that all things whatever you have given me are from you,

 

17:8 for the words which you have given me I have given to them, and they received them, and knew for sure that I came forth from you, and they have believed that you sent me.

 

17:9 I pray for them. I don't pray for the world, but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.

 

17:10 All things that are mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them.

 

17:11 I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them through your name which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are.

 

17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in your name. Those whom you have given me I have kept. None of them is lost, except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.

 

17:13 But now I come to you, and I say these things in the world, that they may have my joy made full in themselves.

 

17:14 I have given them your word. The world hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

 

17:15 I pray not that you would take them from the world, but that you would keep them from the evil one.

 

17:16 They are not of the world even as I am not of the world.

 

17:17 Sanctify them in your truth. Your word is truth.

 

17:18 As you sent me into the world, even so I have sent them into the world.

 

17:19 For their sakes I sanctify myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.

 

17:20 Not for these only do I pray, but for those also who believe in me through their word,

 

17:21 that they may all be one; even as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that you sent me.

 

17:22 The glory which you have given me, I have given to them; that they may be one, even as we are one;

 

17:23 I in them, and you in me, that they may be perfected into one; that the world may know that you sent me, and loved them, even as you loved me.

 

17:24 Father, I desire that they also whom you have given me be with me where I am, that they may see my glory, which you have given me, for you loved me before the foundation of the world.

 

17:25 Righteous Father, the world hasn't known you, but I knew you; and these knew that you sent me.

 

17:26 I made known to them your name, and will make it known; that the love with which you loved me may be in them, and I in them."

 

Revelation 13

 

13:1 Then I stood on the sand of the sea. I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads. On his horns were ten crowns, and on his heads, blasphemous names.

 

13:2 The beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.

 

13:3 One of his heads looked like it had been wounded fatally. His fatal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled at the beast.

 

13:4 They worshiped the dragon, because he gave his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?"

 

13:5 A mouth speaking great things and blasphemy was given to him. Authority to make war for forty-two months was given to him.

 

13:6 He opened his mouth for blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his dwelling, those who dwell in heaven.

 

13:7 It was given to him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them. Authority over every tribe, people, language, and nation was given to him.

 

13:8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been killed.

 

13:9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear.

 

13:10 If anyone has captivity, he will go into captivity. If anyone is with the sword, he must be killed.  Here is the endurance and the faith of the saints.

 

13:11 I saw another beast coming up out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke like a dragon.

 

13:12 He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. He makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.

 

13:13 He performs great signs, even making fire come down out of the sky to the earth in the sight of people.

 

13:14 He deceives my own people who dwell on the earth because of the signs he was granted to do in front of the beast; saying to those who dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast who had the sword wound and lived.

 

13:15 It was given to him to give breath to it, to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause as many as wouldn't worship the image of the beast to be killed.

 

13:16 He causes all, the small and the great, the rich and the poor, and the free and the slave, to be given marks on their right hands, or on their foreheads;

 

13:17 and that no one would be able to buy or to sell, unless he has that mark, the name of the beast or the number of his name.

 

13:18 Here is wisdom. He who has understanding, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is six hundred sixty-six.

 

Revelation 14

 

14:1 I saw, and behold, the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with him a number, one hundred forty-four thousand, having his name, and the name of his Father, written on their foreheads.

 

14:2 I heard a sound from heaven, like the sound of many waters, and like the sound of a great thunder. The sound which I heard was like that of harpists playing on their harps.

 

14:3 They sing a new song before the throne, and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the one hundred forty-four thousand, those who had been redeemed out of the earth.

 

14:4 These are those who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are those who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These were redeemed by Jesus from among men, the firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.

 

14:5 In their mouth was found no lie, for they are blameless.

 

14:6 I saw an angel flying in mid heaven, having an eternal Good News to proclaim to those who dwell on the earth, and to every nation, tribe, language, and people.

 

14:7 He said with a loud voice, "Fear the Lord, and give him glory; for the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and the springs of waters!"

 

14:8 Another, a second angel, followed, saying, "Babylon the great has fallen, which has made all the nations to drink of the wine of the wrath of her sexual immorality."

 

14:9 Another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a great voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead, or on his hand,

 

14:10 he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is prepared unmixed in the cup of his anger. He will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.

 

14:11 The smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever. They have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.

 

14:12 Here is the patience of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus."

 

14:13 I heard the voice from heaven saying, "Write, 'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.'" "Yes," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors; for their works follow with them."

 

14:14 I looked, and behold, a white cloud; and on the cloud one sitting like a son of man,  having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

 

14:15 Another angel came out from the temple, crying with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, "Send forth your sickle, and reap; for the hour to reap has come; for the harvest of the earth is ripe!"

 

14:16 He who sat on the cloud thrust his sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped.

 

14:17 Another angel came out from the temple which is in heaven. He also had a sharp sickle.

 

14:18 Another angel came out from the altar, he who has power over fire, and he called with a great voice to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, "Send forth your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for the earth's grapes are fully ripe!"

 

14:19 The angel thrust his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vintage of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.


14:20 The winepress was trodden outside of the city, and blood came out from the winepress, even to the bridles of the horses, as far as 156 miles.