TOPIC: I AM ALWAYS WITH YOU
OPENING PRAYER: Help me dear Lord to meet with you as I meditate on your word in Jesus name
SCRIPTURE: Revelation 1:9‐20
John introduces himself and the circumstances leading to his exile on Patmos. The believers were severely persecuted, even unto death. Suffering is part of the Christian life (see 2 Timothy 3:12).
Note the importance of record keeping in a written form. Twice, Jesus instructs John to “Write on a scroll . . .” (vs.11, 19). God told Habakkuk, “Write the vision ?” (Habakkuk 2:2). Today, we are benefitting from the message they received because they obeyed God’s instruction to write it down.
What lesson do you learn here? If the Lord has put on your heart to write a book, do it promptly! The power of God’s Word is highlighted in v.16. Holding the seven stars (v.17) is symbolic of Christ sustaining the church.
The undeniable truth is that Christ has established His church, and the gates of Hades cannot overcome it (v.18; cf. Matthew 16:18). Jesus stands among the golden lampstands dressed in His priestly clothes! He is ever with His church (Matthew 28:20).
We worship and serve a living Saviour, who is one with God and holds the keys to death and hell (v.18). Since the Lord is in our midst, let us not fear death or hell or be discouraged in time of distress. Instead, as John fell prostrate at His feet (v.17), let us worship in truth, in spirit and in humility.
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any command for me to obey?
• Is there any warning for me to heed?
• What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 2nd August 2022 Closing Prayer
• Thank you, Lord, for being in our midst. Help me to recognise you in every aspect of my life and to yield to your will.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Deuteronomy 7:9
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NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
IN HIS PRESENCE
“He say’s Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ Being our sovereign Lord who gives us peace even in the face of storms of life.
☀ The Living God who is our Father we can always meet even when our faith stills faint.
☛ Grace to continue to come near to God and to continue in His sanctification as you deliberately wash off your hands from things that defile.
☛ Deliberate to slow business of life and spend more time to be with your God.
⚠ Any distraction that will make you not study the Bible, have your personal quiet time with God, pray or attend fellowship this month.
⚠ Anything that will steal your peace and Joy this month.