BIBLE VERSE FOR TUESDAY
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
THE FINAL CHAPTER
The devil, who deceived the nations, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
Two researchers in the University of California, San Diego's psychology department wanted to know. Do people enjoy reading fiction more or less if they know how the story ends? That is, does it help to read the last chapter before starting the newest crime fiction novel? As it turns out, the subjects in the study reported enjoying the story more when they knew up front how the story would end.
That's good news for Bible readers! We have been given a lengthy story to read with lots of plot twists and surprises along the way. Ir's the story of good versus evil and we want to know who wins in the end. Fortunately, the final chapter--Revelation 19-22--could not be more clear. Christ returns to earth with the armies of heaven and defeats Satan and his legions. He then rules the earth for 1,000 years, banishes Satan forever and ushers us into everlasting peace and righteousness in the New Jerusalem.
Go ahead--read those four final chapters! They will shine the light of hopeful certainty when the days are dark. Let's keep our chins up and our knees down--we're on the victory side.With Christ before us, who can be against us. No one.
Thank you Spark Friends for coming to my blog and posting your comments. Sending God's richest blessings to you and your families so He will demonstrate His unfailing love, comfort and compassion in your good times and in times of trouble. God will never leave you nor forsake you, but will walk with you, leading you down righteous paths until you come to be with Him in heaven. God bless you I pray in Jesus's Most Precious Name, Amen.