Saturday, February 15, 2014

40 Day Retreat with Jesus: Day 15

Today's verse has us looking at the book of revelations. I have a lot of friends who view this book differently but I personally have never actually studied it. I never got that far in my reading plan, sadly, but I hope to change that this year!

Today's focus: 
Revelations 3:2-5
 Wake up from your death-sleep, and strengthen what remains of the life you have been given that is in danger of death. I have judged your deeds as far from complete in the sight of My God. Therefore, remember what you have received and heard; it’s time to keep these instructions and turn back from your ways. If you do not wake up from this sleep, I will come in judgment. I will creep up on you like a thief—you will have no way of knowing when I will come. But there are a few in Sardis who don’t have the stain of evil works on their clothes. They will walk alongside Me in white, spotless garments because they have been proven worthy.“The one who conquers through faithfulness even unto death will be clothed in white garments, and I will certainly not erase that person’s name from the book of life. I will acknowledge this person’s name before My Father and before His heavenly messengers.
Well, this is certainly a warning of all warnings, isn't it?! "Wake up, or else"! We have been given clear instructions on how to live, to live a life bringing light to the world and bringing Glory to God! This is a warning-we need to turn from our old ways, if we haven't already, and repent, we need to ask for forgiveness and start living by the laws set forth in the Bible, or else we won't inherit the kingdom of Heaven. We will all be judged accordingly...