And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.” And he also said, “It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega—the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life. All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children. Revelation 21:5-7 NLT
Beauty and life. Power and glory. Amazing love and unbelievable future. Jesus. The book of Revelation never ceases to make me just close my eyes and envision everything it offers up. I can’t even imagine John’s frame of mind after the Lord showed him all these things.
And so it is finished. My third time through reading the Bible in 90 days was yet another journey. This time it was a hard, pressing through. It was a shifting of priorities and of desires, so I could finish my reading each day. And I didn’t consistently do that. I was about a half day behind for almost the entire three months… and that’s okay.
I’ve always said that 90 days isn’t the point. The point is to read every word in this Book that is life and light to a dying world. Most Christians claim that they live by the Word of God, but when you ask them how much of it they have actually read, the answer is sadly disappointing. How do we live by something which we have never read? How do we claim to know God if we’ve never read the only instructions he ever gave us?
The image above is a mural, painted on the brick side of a very large building in downtown Spokane. You can see it as you drive by on I-90, and it is impressive, scary, and amazing all at once. The first time I saw it was the first week I lived here, almost 20 years ago. I wasn’t a believer then, had never heard about anything in Revelation, and I just thought it was a weird, cool painting. Today though, as I read the Book of Revelation, this painting came to my mind. It so perfectly encapsulates this vision of John’s, with Jesus on the white horse, coming in glory once and for all.
He who testifies to these things says “Yes I am coming soon.”
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. Rev. 22:20
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